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Obj. ID: 11037
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah case, Yemen, 19??

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1992
The eight-faceted wooden Torah case consists of a body.##The case opens into two halves in the middle of a facet and is closed by a pair of clasps, while the back facet is divided into three vertical facets and is connected to them by hinges. The case is painted. each facet is decorated with a vertical row of seven circles. each circle depicts an upside down bouquet of orange and bordeaux colored flowers with green leaves, upon a black background, framed with white exterior contours and green interior contours. The area between the circles is filled with brown floral pattern on a black background. Each facet is framed by a bordeaux-colored band, upon which is a brown floral pattern composed of black leaves and yellow flowers tinged with red. The top of the case decorated with A circle with a central depictung flowers painted with white exterior contour, and a green interior contour. Eight circles, identical to those of the other facets, are arranged around it. The bottom of the case is decorated with the same general pattern as the top, yet encloses different floral patterns in the centre and surrounding circles. The inner face is plain wood. Two rectangular insert groove for the staves is at the top of the case.

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