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Obj. ID: 10990
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  Torah case, Iraq, 1941

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Unknown,
The wooden torah^case consists of a body and a crown.##The cylindrical body is covered with dark red velvet. Silver bands encircle the upper and lower borders of the body. The bands bear dedicatory inscriptions. Three raws of cartouche-shaped silver plaques are attached to the body.Six plaques in each raw. The plaques are decorated by a vase with flowers.##The body's upper borders surmounted by red beads in between lily-like crenellation.## The case is fastened by two silver hook clasps. The face of the inner case is covered by cotton decorated with vertical bands. There are two round holes for the rods. The onion-shaped crown is composed of a main section, a crest and an apex.## The main section is covered with dark red velvet,to which four silver plaques, similar to those on the body are attached. An undulating crest mounted over the crown ends in a bud shaped apex. The crest is covered with silver plaques decorated at the bottom with vertical bands, every other one bearing a foliate pattern. In the middle, a large ring bears two rows of rhombuses with a floral pattern. Ten chains hang around the centre of the crest carrying slit drop-shaped bells.##Two iron rimon mounts are attached to the crown's sides. ##The inner face of the crown is covered by mirrors, bearing dedicatory inscriptions. The inscriptions are written in an architetual gate. Two lines of flowers depict their edges. The dedicatory inscription on the body starts at the upper borders from the right of the body. It is repousse in outline letters on a punched background, and reads: ! תיק זה וסת' )וםפר תורה( שבו הקדישה אותו האשה מרים בת שלמה מבת' )מנשים באהל תברך( למנו' בעלה המ' עזרא בן מולא חיים ! !This case and the Torah scroll (int.) in it were dedicated by the woman Myriam daughter of Solomon , Judg. 5:24, followed by for the soul of her husband who has found mercy Ezra son of Mullah Hyim ! The inscription continues at the bottom: ! על מנת בכל מקום שירצו בעלי הסת' להוציאו ולהניחו למקומות אחרים הרשות בידם ובי' הכח ! ! On condition that, in any place, the scroll's owners whould like to take it out and put it somewhere else, they are permitted, and can do it ! The dedicatory inscription in the inner face of the crown is written in black filled letters, in six horyzontal lines: !תיק ## זה וסת' )וםפר תורה( שבו ## הקדישה אותו ## מרים בת שלמה ## מבת')מנשים באהל תבורך(למנו' בעלה ## המר )המרוחם( עזרא ! ! This case## and the Torah scroll (int.) in it ## were dedicated by Myriam daughter of Solomon ## Judg. 5:24 followed by: for the repose of her husband ## who has found mercy Ezra ! (to be continued) !בן ## מולה חיים ## תנצבה נלבע' ## ביום ג' בשק')בשבת קודש( ## ז' לחוד' שבט ## שנת ה'תש!א ! !Son ## of Mullah Hyim ## May his soul be bound up in the bond of life, who passed away ## at tuesday of Holy Shabat ## 7 at the month Shevat ## the year 5701 = 4.2.1941!

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Torah case | Unknown
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Date
1941
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Origin
Iraq
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