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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Kheifetz, Michael, 1993
Description: The quadrifoil copper fragment of the Torah^ark consists of one unite and is decorated symmeticaly. The Tables of the Covenant are placed at the center, inscribed with the beggining of the Ten^Comandments, five on each side. Each column of the commandments is surmounted by a floral pattern. An openwork crown surmounts the tablets. It is iscribed with the letters: "כ)כתר( ת)תורה(" "Torah Crown"## Below the tablets is a dedicatory inscriptin. Wreeten in four lines, from right to left it is read: "וזאת ליהודא סו'ד)ספרא ודיינא( אשר נדב ##עבור בניו ובנותיו ד')אדוני( יגדלם## לתורה לחופה ולמ'ט)ולמעשים טובים(##אמן סלה" "And this is from Judah 'Scribe and Judge', which donated it for his sons and daugcters May the Lord raised them to Hupah and good deeds, amen selah." These three parts of the central axis are set against red background. Blue background is painted at the sides on which two facing each other lions, support the central tablets. The rampant lions which reaveal their tongues, have elevated tails.##This unit is surrounded by a frame decorated with floral pattern that has wavi edge.
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Great Synagogue in Vilnius, Torah ark | Unknown
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1749
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