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Obj. ID: 18259
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah pointer, Turkey, 1929

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1993

The silver Torah pointer consists of a bar a pointer, a hanger and a middle joint.

The bar is divided into an upper and lower part. The rectangular upper part bears a dedicatory inscription in both sides in square linear letters which reads from the top towards the pointer:

On one side: "הקדש לק"ק )לקהילה קדושה( אורחים יב"ץ )יראו בנחמת ציון( מהתלמיד הנעים והשוב )וחשוב("מיז הי"ו )השם ישמרהו ויצילהו(" "Dedicated to the Holy Community Orhim (guests).......... from the pleasant and important pupil"

Continues on the other side: "מרדכי ארגראנאטי הי"ו )השם ישמרהו ויצילהו( תשרי ש' )שנת( 9865" "Mordechai Argranati may the Lord protect him and save him Tishrei the year 5689 [1929]"

The twisted lower part terminates with a pointer in a shape of a clenched hand with a straight index finger surmounted by cuff. A chain hangs from a ring inserted through a loop hanger which surmounts a concave shape at the end of the upper part. The oval middle joint is framed by two rings. 

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Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1929
Synagogue active dates
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Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
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Community type
Congregation
Location
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School/Style
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Period
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Period Detail
Collection
Turkey | Izmir | Sc_372
| 12 (687-1, 688-1)
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Silver
Material Stucture
cast
Material Decoration
cast
Material Bonding
soldered
Material Inscription
engraved
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
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Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
3mm
Weight
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Iconographical Subject
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Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
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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

NO: Sc.9108

NNO_:_687-1,_688-1

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