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Obj. ID: 10959
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  Torah finials, Israel/Eretz Israel, 1955

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1997

The undulating Torah finials consist of a shaft, a body and an apex.

The cylindrical tapering shaft is surmounted by a widening capital topped by a hatched ring. A similar ring appears at the base of the shaft. A Hebrew dedicatory inscription written in square linear letters arranged in seven lines, that reads towards the top, appears on both finials. It reads:

"קל"ה (קודש לה')/נדבת מורנו ולבנה ארמוזה/לבהכ"נ (לבית הכנסת) חסד ורחמים/לע"נ (לעילוי נשמת) יצחק בן לונה ז"ל (זיכרונה לברכה)/שנפל על קדוש ה'/ ביום- ו' בשבט תשט"ו/ ת.נ.צ.ב.ה (תהיה נשמתו צרורה בצרור החיים)"

"Dedicated to the Lord, donated by Morano and Levana Armoza, to the synagogue Hesed ve Rahamim, for the exaltation of the soul of Isaac son of Luna of blessed memory, who passed away (fell in battle) sanctifying the Holy Name, on the 6th of the month of Shevat (5)715 (29.1.1955), may his soul be bound up in the bond of life.

The undulating smooth body consists of two pressed globular units linked by a cylindrical convex part. The lower larger unit is inlaid with six stones- red green and yellow intermittently, enclosed within a round frame decorated with geometrical and floral motifs. The upper unit is inlaid with three stones set within smaller frames. Six chains with bells are inserted through loops attached to the lower rims of the upper and the lower globular units.

A conical base surmounted by a goblet-shaped apex tops of the finials. A flower with six petals is set horizontally between those the base and the apex.

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Name/Title
Torah finials | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1955
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
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
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Condition
Some of the chains and bells are missing. A part of the apex is broken?
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
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Sharon Weizer |
Author of description
Ya'ara Morris | 20.9.01
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconsdivuction
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Section Head
Ariella Amar | 20.9.02
Language Editor
Judy Cardozo |
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.