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Obj. ID: 1573
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah shield (Hungary, Pest, 1867-1937)

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1988
The tas is made of silver and consists of a plate, a crest and a chain. The plate is in the shape of a cartouche. It is decorated with two rampant lions looking forwards. They support the five and five Tablets of the Covenant. Above them is a Star of David framed by three branches. The calendar tablet is rectangular and is set in a door which is attached by hinges, in the lower part of the plate. It bears an inscription which is engraved in outline letters, and reads: ראש השנה "Rosh Hashana "(New Year) Bellow the calendar tablet is a cartouche framed by two branches. The plate is framed on both sides by a curtain which goes into a foliate pattern at the bottom. A crest in the shape of a crown, which is decorated with floral and geometrical pattern, is attached to the plate. The plate is hung by a chain which is inserted through three rings attached to the back of the plate.
Summary and Remarks

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Name/Title
Torah shield | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1867-1937
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
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Congregation
Unknown
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Textual Content
Unknown |
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
Material/Technique
Metal, Silver
Material Stucture
Cut
Material Decoration
Repousse, punched and engraved
Material Bonding
Soldered
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
380
Length
Width
270
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
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
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
On the back of the calendar plaque's door
1. Cf. Brest. p.234-date, origin
2. Unidentified
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Sources
Type
Documenter
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Author of description
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.
The following information on this monument will be completed:
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