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Obj. ID: 10970
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah Ark curtain, Turkey, 1950

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

The brown rectangular Parokhet is a cloth decorated with floral motifs, enclosing a bordeaux rectangular core at the top center. The core bears a Hebrew inscription written in square linear letters arranged in six lines that read:

"קל"ה (קודש לה')/לע"נ (לעילוי נשמת) יוסף שם טוב בן ג'ויה/שנפטר ט"ז סיון תש"י/ואשתו שרה בת נידה/שנפטרה כ"ד אדר א' תש"ח/ת'נ'צ'ב'ה (תהיה נשמתם צרורה בצרור החיים)"

Dedication to the Lord, for the exaltation of the soul of Joseph (Yoseph) Shem Tov son of ioia, who passed away on the 16th in the month of Sivan, (5)710 (1.5.1950), and his wife Sarah daughter of Nida who passed away on the 24th of Adar 1 (5)708 (5.3.1948), may their souls be bound up in the bond of life.

At the center of the cloth is an elliptic floral motif that comprises six flowers pointing outwards, enclosing an open flower surrounded by four scrolls. Four similar wreaths pointing towards the center are in each corner of the cloth. Fleur de lys and stems with flowers are spread around the cloth. A strip consisting of S shaped stems with open flowers frames the cloth.  

Twelve rings are attached to the top of the Prokhet.

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Name/Title
Torah Ark curtain | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1950
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Cloth: cotton velvet
Lining: satin cotton
Core: cotton velvet
Embroidery: golden and cotton threads in laid and conch embroidery, kantila threads.
Additions: payets, silver rings
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height: 192 cm
Width: 142 cm
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Condition
The cloth 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

The Parokhet is a secondary use. The cloth was probably a bed cover.

Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Einat Ron | 6.8.97
Author of description
Ya'ara Morris | 24.3.01
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
Ariella Amar | 10.11.02
Language Editor
Judith Cardozo |
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.