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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1992
The Torah shield is rectangular and terminates with a semi-circular arch. It consists of a plate.##A bull facing left is depicted in the center. It stands on the ground, covered with flowers. Zodiac signs divided into two groups are represented in medallions encircling the bull. Each group reads in a descending order. On the right side it starts with the sign of Lamb and on the left from the sign of Scales, (8929-8933) (8935-8940). ## On the upper part of the shield there is an inscription in square filled letters, it reads: "זה הציץ מיפריוויז" "This shield was donated" ##Two rings are attached to the backside and bear a chain.
Object
Object Detail
Settings
Unknown
Date
1899-1908
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
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Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Structure: Silver, cut##Decoration: repousse, engraved punched##Bonding: soldered##Inscription: engraved.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
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Construction material
Measurements
Height
242 mm
Length
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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
Two hallmarks are stamped in the middle of the Torah shield.##1. The hallmark depicts a female head in "kokoshnik" facing left. It is flanked on the left by the cypher:"84"indicating Russian quality standard from the 18th till the
beginning of the 20th c. On the right it is flanked by cyrillic initials A.B. (A.V.) within an oval frame. These initials belong to Russian assayer Alexander Kazimirovich Virzikovski who was active in Kiev at the beginning of
the 20th c. This hallmark is a Russian authority mark for Kiev from 1899-1908.##C.f. Postnikova-Losseva p.148, no.12-17; Postnikova-Losseva, p.259, no.3872.
2. The hallmark depicts cyrillic letters "Sh.M.?" within a rectangular frame. These initials indicate an unidentified artist.
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Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
The word "donated" in the inscription is a transliteration in Hebrew of a Ukranian word. Information comes from Mrs.Tatiana Romanovskaya, chief curator of the Mus. H. T. Ukr.
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
The Kiev Collection
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
cf. Wien, Kunsthis. Mus., Thora (Ukraine) 1993, pp.157,159, no.51.
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| P.F. (N.Y.) 2.1994
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.
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