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The finial is in a shape of prismatic tower and comprised of a shaft, a body, a head and an apex.

The shaft is cylindrical, smoothed and is mounting on a round, raised and concaved smoothed base. It bears an inscription in square full letters which reads:

נדבת דניאל פירנאנדי סדיאס##שנת התרכ"ד## 4681.

"The donation of Daniel Firnandi Sadias## The year 5624##1864"

The body is a parismatic tower of diminishing sizemounted over a base.

 The base is a compressed globe decorated with a whorl of leaves topped by a band of medallions. The medallions are formed by a wavy ribbon inhabited with a flower.A whorl of leaves radiates from the base between pairs of medallions.Each leaf is topped by a ring from which hangs down a chain with a bell. The upper part of the body comprised of two tiers of six facets each.

The tiers are devided by three balustrades of six facets each.Each tier facet is decorated with two corner columns carring an arch. The arch is mounted on a balustrade of undulating units. An enlarged headstone bridges between the archivault and the upper part of the facet. It is decorated with a patern of leaves and the area to it's both sides is decorated with a foliate motif in an open work. Each arch has in its center one of the Sanctury Implements, one of the high priest garments or implements or a decorative motive - each mounted on a divergent c-scroll stand.

 In the first tier depicted: The altar of sacrifice, incense censer, high priest robe, rounded top tablets of the covenant with the beginning of the ten commandements, a hand pouring a liquide from a laver, five branchs menorah. In the second tier depicted: cluster of grapes with leaves, arc of the covenant with the cherubim, bonnet /mitter, philacteries, a vase with flowers, Priestly blessing. Each one of the three balustrades is decorated with a patern of running wave /spiral.

 Three hooks are attached to the balustrade of the second tier.

There are three bells, each hangs from a chain attached to an hook. The head is comprised of a tappering concaved round base topped by a squeezed globular unit. The lower part of the base and the dome of the globular shape are decorated with a whorl of leaves.

 The head is topped by an apex in a shape of a bud.

Name/Title
Object
Object Detail
Date
1864
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Turkey
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Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
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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
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
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Full Name
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Page
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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.
051078