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Obj. ID: 10963
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah Ark curtain, Israel/Eretz Israel, 1918

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

The rectangular Parokhet is composed of three clothes set one on top of the other. The main cloth is black enclosing a purple core at the center, framed by a rectangular green, purple and black cloth. The core is rectangular with an arched top and framed by a silver strip. It bears a Hebrew dedicatory inscription written in square filled letters arranged in five lines, and reads:

"קל"ה (קודש לה')/זה"פ (זה הפרוכת) לעי"נ (לעילוי נשמת) הבחור הנ' (הנפטר) בקציו"ש (בקצור ימים ושנים)/בגדוד העברי יעקב בן מזל/ אשת רפאל מזרחי הי"ו (ה' יחזקהו וישמרהו)/ נלב"ע (נאסף לבית עולמו) י' אלול ש' (שנת) תרע"ט/ תנצב"ה (תהיה נשמתו צרורה בצרור החיים)"

Dedicated to the Lord, this Parokhet to the exaltation of the soul of the youth who passed away with days and years cut off, (while serving) in the Jewish Legion, Ya'akoc (Jacob) son of Mazal wife of Rafael Mizrachi may the Lord sustain and protect them, passed away on the 10th in the month of Elul in the year (5)679 (21.10.1919), may his soul be bound up in the bond of life.

A crown mounted over a Star of David enclosing the Hebrew word "ציון"-Zion tops the inscription.

The interior cloth bears horizontal and vertical rectangles enclosing geometrical motifs. It is framed by a silver strip, which terminates at the top in a triangle.

Eleven loops are attached to the top of the Parokhet. 

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Name/Title
Torah Ark curtain | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1918
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period Detail
Collection
Material/Technique
Exterior cloth: velvet
Interior cloth: silk, velvet
Core: velvet
Embroidery: golden threads upon cardboard's foundation
Inner frames: silver strips
Lining: cotton
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height: 190 cm
Width: 150 cm
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Condition
The Parokhet is in good 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
Some of the objects were transferred from the synagogue in the Old city of Jerusalem.
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Bracha Yaniv | 5.1981
Author of description
Ya'ara Morris | 26.3.01
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconsdivuction
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Section Head
Ariella Amar |
Language Editor
Judith Cardozo |
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.