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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 7.1992

The two tiered Torah crown consists of a main section, a crest and an apex.

The round coronet-like base is comprised of a wide band with a wavy rim that projects out and is surmounted by palmettes. The base bears alternating foliate-framed medallions and cartouches supported by bears, lions and griffins. Each medallion and cartouche bears a zodiac sign. The rest of the base is decorated with foliate scrolls. Six arms are attached to the base between the palmettes and converge at the base of the crest. Each arm bears a Zodiac sign (8713) amongst the foliate scrolls. The crown-like crest consists of a coronet-shape base and four arms. The base has a wavy edges, is decorated with foliate scrolls, and bears an inscription in squa re filled letters in partially closed cartouches that reads: כתר כהונה ##כתר מלכות##כתר שם טוב##כתר תורה## בשנת תקנ"ז לפ"ק "The crown of priesthood, the royal crown, the crown of a good name the crown of Torah (Avot 4:13),in the year (5)597 (1797)"

Every other arm has a foliate decoration. A depiction of the Priestly blessing is situated above the inscription "The crown of priesthood", while the date is under the inscription "The crown of Torah".

An apex in the shape of a bunch of leaves surmounts the Torah crown.

Name/Title
Torah crown | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Date
1797
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community
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Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Material/Technique
Silver, gilt##Structure:cut##Decoration: punched##Inscription:engraved
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
390mm
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
182mm
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
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
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
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
From the Kiev collection.
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
cf Wien, Kunshis. Mus., Thora, p. 70, pl.5
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| A.A. (N.Y.) 7.1992
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.