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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 medallion is depicted in the center and it bears an inscription in square full letters,and reads:

"ז"נ [זאת נדבת] העני בת מחלי".

"This is a donation of Heni daughter of Mahli".

The medallion is surrounded by scroll leaves bearing a unicorn and a bird.It is flanked by two columns decorated with twisting snakes.The columns are surmounted with a rampant lion facing backwards,revealing their tongues and holding a crown decorated with flowers and topped by a bird. The Torah shield is framed by a twisted cord and wavy edges. Two rings are attached to the backside.

Name/Title
Torah shield | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Settings
Unknown
Date
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Poland
| ?
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material / Technique
Structure: Cut##Decoration: repousse,engraved,punched Bonding:soldered,screwed.##Inscription:engraved.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
253 mm
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
The shield was restored and 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
Textual Content
Unknown |
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Shape / Form
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Unicorn$$18434
Bird
Columns ## Snake
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 shield flanking the columns lower part.
1.The hallmark depicts the cypher 12 within an oval medallion. It is type of quality mark that was used in differen places in Europe, by itself it is unidentified.
2. The hallmark is unclear and unidentified.
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
The Kiev Collection
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| A.A. (Y.P.) 6.1992
Author of description
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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.