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Obj. ID: 10945
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah finials from Zarghan, Iran

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1989

The rimon is made of brass and consists of a shaft, a body, and a head.

The shaft is cylindrical. The top of the shaft is surmounted by petals and above them a vase shaped capital. The body has a pear shaped. Eight rings are attached to it. It bears a dedicatory inscription in mixture of Hebrew and Persian.

The head has an undulating neck. Its lower part is conical and widening towards the upper part, which has the shape of an ogee. Eight rings are attached to the edge of the lower part.

The dedicatory inscription is engraved in linear letters, in Hebrew with Persian words. It reads on the first rimon:

אין [=זה] רימונים מ[ולא] רחמואן בן מ[ולא] יאודה הנשיא קלה' [=קודש לה'] כרד געת [=בשביל] ב'ה'כ'נ [=בית הכנסת] זרעון זכותו יגן בעדו

Those are the rimonim of Mullah Rahmian son of Mullah Yeuda Hanassi, dedicated to the Lord, made for for the synagogue Zarghan, may his virtue protect him.

The dedicatory inscription on the second rimon reads:

אין [=זה] כתר מ[ולא] רחמואן קלה' [=קודש לה'] כרד געת [=בשביל] ב'ה'כ'נ [=בית הכנסת] זרעון זכותו יגן בעדו

This is the crown of Mullah Rahmian dedicated to the Lord, made for the synagogue Zarghan, may his virtue protect him.

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Name/Title
Torah finials | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Iran
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Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Material/Technique
Brass
Material Stucture
Cast
Material Decoration
Engraved, chased
Material Bonding
Soldered, screwed
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
341 mm (overall); 128 mm (shaft)
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
67 mm (shaft)
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Condition
All the chains 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
1
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
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
|
Author of description
V.S. | 1989
Architectural Drawings
|
Computer Reconsdivuction
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Section Head
|
Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.