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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1992
The silver Torah shield is rectangular and terminates with a semi circular arch. It consists of a plate.## An arched facade supported by two columns is depicted in the centre. Tables of the covenant supported by two rampant regardant lions are depicted within the facade. The Tables are inscribed with the first words of the ten commandments, five on each side. A dedicatory inscription surrounds the Tables, written in square filled letters it reads from right to left: "לזכרון## נשמת אשה## מרת שרה בת שנאור## אשת גרשון## בערעזאן ## שנפטרה כ' ימים בחודש אדר ר' )ב'?( ## בשנת תרמ'ג לפק" ## "In memory of the soul of the woman Mrs. Sarah, daughter of Shneor wife of Gershon Berezon who died on the twentieth day of the month of Adar 2(?) the year 5643 (1883)" A rectangular plaque, at the bottom of the shield bears the date. A crown is located in the arch atop the Tables. A head of an eagle with spread wings emerge from behind the crown. A curtain drapes from the crown into the facade. Two regardant peacocks stand on the arched facade and flank the crown. Two columns decorated with vertical grooves flank the facade. Each column stands on a square base decorated with a flower and supports a flame atop their capital. The ground in the arch and base bear a diamond grid pattern decorated with a flower. The base of the shield is wavy. The shield is framed with a band decorated with a repeating dot pattern.
Name/Title
Torah shield | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Date
1883
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Silver ##Structure: cut##Decoration: repousee, ##
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
270 mm
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
Bad condition, holes throughout, in need of restoration.
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
Peacocks$$1
Column
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
Four hallmarks are stamped on the frontal base of the shield under the tablets. ## 1. The hallmark depicts an anchor surmounted by what appears to be a double headed eagle, framed by a rectangle.
It is the city hallmark of Odessa in 1880. ## Cf. Postnikova-Losseva p. 235, no. 3142. ## 2. The hallmark depicts Cyrillic initials: "F.I." (in Lat.) with the date 1883 under the line. It is framed by a rectangle with cut angles.
It is hallmark of unknown assay, who was active in Odessa in 1885.## Cf. Postnikova-Losseva, p. 235, no. 3148.## 3. The halllmark depicts the cypher 84 in a rectangular frame with cut angles.
It is a Russian quality hallmark in the 18th and 19th century.## Cf. Postnikova-Losseva, p. 148, similar to 12-13.
4. The hallmark depicts the Cyrillic initials: MK (MK in Lat.). It is a hallmark of an unknown artists who was active in Odessa in 1897. ## Cf. Postnikova-Losseva, p. 235, no. 3168.
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
The inscription corresponds the date 1883 that was given by the assay hallmark. This does not correspond to the later date of 1897 noted on the artists hallmark.
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
The Kiev Collection
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
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Documenter
| A.A. (S.H.) 6.1992
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Language Editor
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