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Obj. ID: 10975
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah Ark curtain, Israel/Eretz Israel, 1954

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

The rectangular brown Parokhet consists of a brown main cloth enclosing a rectangular green core set vertically at the top half of the cloth, and framed by a green strip.

The core bears a Hebrew dedicatory inscription written in three stages: the first following the death of the donators father, the second after the donator has passed away, and the third was written following her brother's death. It is written in square filled letters arranged in six lines. The Star of David surmounts the inscription. It reads:

"(1) קדש לה'/הפרוכת הזאת היקדשה הג' (הגברת) בייה אשכנזי תחי" (תחיה)/לע"נ (לעילוי נשמת) אביה נחום מזרחי בן אסתר נלב"ע (נאסף לבית עולמו) כ"ב כסליו/ולע"נ (לעילוי נשמת) רפאל מזרחי בן לאה נלב"ע (נאסף לבית עולמו) כ"ח שבט תשי"ד/(2) בייה בת לאה נפ" (נפטרה) ת'נ'צ'ב'ה (תהיה נשמתה צרורה בצרור החיים) י"ח אלול תשי"ח/(3) ולע"נ (לעילוי נשמת) יצחק מזרחי בן לאה נ"ע (נוחו עדן) ט"ו טבת תשכ"ב".

(1) Dedication to the Lord, This parochet was dedicated by Mrs.Biya Ashkenazi may she live, for the redemption of the soul of her father Nahum Mizrachi son of Esther (Ester) passed away 22nd of Kislev ( and for the redemption of the soul of Rafael Mizrachi son of Lea passed away 28th Shevat (5)314 (1.2.1954),(2) Biya daughter of Lea passed away may her soul be bound up in the bond of life, 18th of Elul (5)318 (3.9.1958), (3) for the redemption of the soul of Isaac Mizrachi son of Lea (may she) rest in Eden, 15th of Tevet (5)322 (22.12.1961).

A branch with leaves and flowers is set vertically at the center of the inscription.  

6 image(s)

sub-set tree:

Name/Title
Torah Ark curtain | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1954
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
Cloth: cotton satin,
Lining: cotton tabby,
Embroidery: cotton upon velvet
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height: 195 cm
Width: 131.5 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 | 9.10.01
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconsdivuction
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Section Head
Ariella Amar | 5.10.02
Language Editor
Judith Cardozo |
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.