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Obj. ID: 1838
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  Torah case

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1997

The faceted Torah case consists of a body and a coronet.

The Torah case is divided into two vertical halves at the centre of its front facet, while the back facet is separated from the body and attached to each half by hinges.

The case is composed of twelve facets and is encircled at its upper and lower edges by two pairs of strips, creating two friezes. The lowest strip is stepped thus creating a base.

The body is totally decorated with foliate scrolls divided into units of three facets. Each decorated unit has a floral vase at the bottom of its central facet. A central stem, bearing two round flowers and several fleurs de lys, rises from the vase and terminates with a lotus. Two scrolling stems branch off the central stem at its right and left, creating medallions enclosing round flowers.

A long stem, decorated with four fleur de lys and topped by a lotus, alternates between the vase units.

The lower frieze bears a decoration of round flowers flanked by a pair of scrolls.

The decoration is coloured in green, yellow and red against a yellow background.

The coronet is composed of twelve units, which continues the body's facets. Each unit bears a fleur de lys topped by a lotus. Two additional fleur de lys surmounting one another are set between the units.

The inner face of the Torah case is plain wood. Each half  bears a double shelf at its bottom for the raising of the Torah. Two holes for inserting the Torah scroll staves appear at the bottom and top.

A dedicatory inscription written in square Hebrew letters is at the inner face of the coronet, on the back facet. It reads:

"שמאל א/ חדאד" "Samuel (Shmuel) A/ Hadad"

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Name/Title
Torah case | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period Detail
Collection
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
sawed, carved
Material Decoration
painted, carved
Material Bonding
hinges, nails
Material Inscription
etched
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
885 mm (general), 755 mm (body), 130 mm (decorations)
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
358 mm
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
Some of the encircling strips are missing.
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
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
The later tradition of wrapping Torah cases in a T
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Sharon Weiser |
Author of description
Efrat Assaf-Shapira |
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconsdivuction
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Section Head
Ariella Amar |
Language Editor
Judith Cardozo |
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.