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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. A facade is depicted in the centre, supported by two columns. A Torah Ark with two opening doors bearing a Torah scroll is set within the facade. The facade is flanked by a human faced lion and an unicorn tied with a chain.The central part of the arch bears a cartouche composed of two foliate scrolls bearing within the words : "כ"ת" "Torah crown" and is surmounted by a crown. The Torah shield is framed by a band of foliate scrolls and gems. The lower margin consists of an inscription, and reads:

"מלכה פת )בת( אברהמ לפאר צק". "Malka the daughter of Abraham to glorify ??".

Four holes are situated at the shield's margins.

Name/Title
Torah shield | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Settings
Unknown
Date
1880
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Structure: Cut,filigree doors##Decoration: repousse, inlay:amatisse, rubbi.##Bonding:soldered,hinges.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
217mm
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
Unknown |
Condition
The bells are 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
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 upper front side of the Torah shield.
1.The hallmark depicts a cross with rays within a shield. It is the city hallmark of Zolotonosha which was used in 1887.##C.f. Postnikova-Losseva, p. 160, no. 43.
2. The hallmark depicts Cyrillic initial: "P.K" (Lat.) with the date "1880" under a line, framed by a rectangle. It is an unidentified assay's mark.
3. The hallmark depicts the cypher "84" within a rectangle. It is a Russian quality mark that was used in the 18th and 19th ceturies. ##C.f. Postnikova-Losseva, p. 148, no.12.
4. The hallmark depicts the Cyrillic initials: "A.F" (Lat.) which probably indicates an unknown artist who was aktive in Zolotonosh in 1887.##C.f. Postnikova-Losseva, p.160, no. 441
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
The Kiev Collection.
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Wien, Kunsthis. Mus., Thora (Ukraine), 1993, p.150, no.45
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| A.A. (Y.P.) 6.1992
Researcher
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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.