Obj. ID: 183
Sacred and Ritual Objects Torah finials, Budapest
The Torah finial consists of a base, a shaft, a body, a head and an apex.
The undulating shaft surmounts a round raised base. The upper part of the base is decorated with a round strip of floral motive. The shaft is composed of three decorated compressed globes alternating with three smooth concave units. The upper halves of the globes are decorated with a floral motive.
The body is composed of a cut cone topped by a dome both encircled by six stripes. The cone is decorated alternately with floral and geometric designs. The dome is decorated alternately with geometric designs in frames and medallions and with a floral design in openwork. Six rings carrying bells encircle the connection between the cone and the dome.
The crown shaped head surmounts the body. A floral, openwork, design, similar to the one at the body’s dome, encircles the head. Three rings carrying bells surround the head.
An acorn shaped apex tops the finial.
Structure: Cast, Raised
Decoration: Chased, Openwork, Engraved
Diameter: 10.8cm (general), 6.1cm (shaft)