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Obj. ID: 11316
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah crown, India

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1983

The round Torah crown is shaped as a cupola of three tiers in diminishing size, and is topped by a crest and an apex. Each tier features scrolling branches, and is decorated with a crenellation of lotus flowers. The front vertical axis is marked by heart-shaped glass beads, flanked by smaller hearts and drop-shaped beads.

A crest shaped as a lotus flower surmounts the cupola. The lotus is formed of three compressed spheres, set one upon the other. The lower sphere is decorated with a whorl of segments, whereas the upper is decorated with scrolling branches and flowers. The crest is topped by a banana bud-shaped apex, set upon a whorl of leaves.

Two round openings were cut in the second tier, to adjust it for inserting the Torah scroll staves.

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Material/Technique
Silver, colored glass beads
Structure: raised, cut
Decoration: stamped, engraved, inlaid, repoussé
Bonding: screwed through a bar
Inscription: none
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Measurements
Height: 250 mm
Diameter: 305.72 mm
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Languages of inscription
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Type of grave
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Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
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Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
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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
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Colophon
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History/Provenance
The crown was originally made as a crown to adorn a statute of a local god or goddess. It was adjusted for its new role by two openings cut on top. For a similar Torah crown see: Sc.079- 17, Sc.163- 8.
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