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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1992

The silver gilded Torah shield is rectangular and terminates with a semi circular arch.

In the centre there is a rectangular plaque. It bears an inscription which in full square letters reads:

"זה הציץ שייך להחברי וותיקין ותהלים דפה טולטשין"

"This ziz (Torah shield) belongs to the society of vatikin and psalms of this city Tulchin".

The Tables of the covenant are depicted below, bearing full square letters: " א - י " The composition is flanked by two pillars topped by the coronets and overtopped by two ovals within inscriptions in full square letters, which read: "שבת", "קודש" "Shabat","Kodesh" In between the pillars a pole carries a curtain surmounted by a crowned eagle holding two branches. The curtain is framing the plaque. The space below the Tables is filled by a figure of lying lion en face. Two birds standing on its head and tail with flowers in their beak are supporting the Tables.

The Torah shield is framed by an internal raised line with flat and blank edges.

Name/Title
Torah shield of the Vatikin and Psalms Society in Tulchin | *The Synagogue Objects | Torah shield | *Torah shield also called: | Ziz (Torah shield)
Object
Object Detail
Hallmark
Settings
Unknown
Date
1800-1849?
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
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Silver, gilded silver##Structure: Cut, chased##Decoration: chased, engraved, punched, stamped. ##Bonding:soldered.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
185 mm
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
Unknown |
Condition
The chain is missing.
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
Peacock$$ Columns$$ Curtain
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 on the Torah shield.
1.The hallmark depicts cypfer "12" framed by a rectangular. It is quality hallmark which was used in Ukraine in the 18th-beginning of the 19th c.
##cf.Postnikova-Losseva, p.133.##The hallmark depicts cyrillic initials "Sh.L" framed by a rectangular. It is unidentified artists hallmark.##cf.Postnikova-Losseva, p.132.
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
The quality hallmark "12" is common to Central, Eastern and Nothern Euorope in 18th and 19th centuries. In this Torah shield it appears together with artists hallmark with cyrillic initials, so we can suppose that it is Ukranian hallmarks according to the information which comes from Postnikova-Losseva:"The lot quality sistem appears in Ukraine from the 18th century. Silver objects can bear quality hallmarks from 8 lots to 14. Mostly often can be met 12 quality hallmarks..." p.133.; "In 16th and 17th centuries Ukranian jewellers used to subscribe their objects, i.e.to put on them their name and nickname. On the silver objects of the 18th and 19th centuries artists signatures are met frequently. More often appear their hallmarks depicting two or three initials of the Ukranian (cyrillic) or Latin alfabet". p.132.
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
The Kiev Collection
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| A.A. (Y.P.& N.Y.) 6.1992
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Language Editor
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Negative/Photo. No.