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Obj. ID: 10972
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  Torah Ark curtain, Israel/Eretz Israel, 1960

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

The rectangular Parokhet is comprised of a central rectangular blue cloth flanked by two sky blue units. It bears a sky blue rectangular core at its top center. Two sky blue strips are set at the bottom and top of the Parokhet.

The core bears a Hebrew dedicatory inscription written in square filled letters arranged in seven lines. A Star of David appears between the first and second lines of the inscription. It reads:

"קדש לה'/סיון תש"ך/נדבת פרחה אטח/לזכר נשמות הוריה/הרב יוסף מלכה בן קלרה/ולונה בת פרחה/ת'נ'צ'ב'ה' (תהיה נשמתם צרורה בצרור החיים)".

Dedicated to the Lord, in the month of Sivan (5)720 (May-June, 1960), a donation of Freha Atakh, for the memory of the souls of her parents, Rabbi Joseph (Yoseph) Malka son of Klara and Luna daughter of Freha, may their souls be bound up in the bond of life.

Two winding branches with leaves and an open flower bound up in a ribbon appear below the inscription.  

 

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Name/Title
Torah Ark curtain | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1960
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Cloth: industrial satin, Core: industrial satin
Lining: cotton tabby
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height: 183 cm
Width: 152 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
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Efrat Asaf-Shapiro | 6.8.97
Author of description
Yaara Morris | 5.10.01
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
Ariella Amar | 5.11.02
Language Editor
Judith Cardozo |
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.