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The silver torah pointer consists of a hanger, a bar, and a pointer.

The upper arm is flat and narrow, with geometric designs. The forearm is flat and undulating, and it narrows towards the bottom. It is decorated on the top side by a Star of David within a circle, and bears an inscription: "ציון" "Zion"

The circle is surrounded by a foliate pattern, enclosed in a dotted border. A band with an inscription runs along the centre of the bottom part and is surrounded by a foliate pattern, framed by by a dotted border. The forearm terminates with a straight cuff and a clenched hand.

A mobile loop is inserted through a ring at the end of the upper arm.

The dedicatory inscription on the bottom of the forearm is chaised in outline letters, reads towards the pointer, and says:

"למנוחת עמנואל זוארץ ת'נ'צ'ב'ה' ב חשון תשי"

"For the repose of Emanuel Zu'arez, May his soul be bound up in the bond of life, 2nd of Heshvan, (5)710 (25.10.1949)"

Name/Title
Torah pointer | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Date
1949
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Material/Technique
Silver ##Cast, cut out (?) ##Engraved, chased, punched##soldered
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
59
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
The hallmark depicts a crown over a crest. The bottom half of the crest issurrounded by a wreath. Within the crest are what appear to be geometric designs. The entire hallmark is stamped within a rectangular border.
It may be the city seal of Tripoli.## It is stamped on the lower end of the upper arm, on the bottom side.
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
The information about the hallmark was given by Mr. Falah, the synagogue's Gabai, who was a silversmith in Tripoli. Torah^case. IJA 3825, was also dedicated in the name of the deceased.
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| R.S. 1.1990
Researcher
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconsdivuction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.