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Obj. ID: 1839
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah case

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

The flat-topped Torah case is composed of eight facets and 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.

Parts of the flower-shaped closure mechanism are placed on both sides of the opening.

The inner face of the Torah case is plain wood. Each half bears a thickened base comprising of two plaques placed one on top of the other.

Holes for inserting the Torah scroll staves appear at the bottom and top.

 

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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
wood
Material Stucture
sawed
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
nailed, hinged
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
745 mm (general)
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
300 mm
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
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
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
1. There is evidence that dedicatory plaques used to be attached to the front facet. 2. It is probable, according to evidence by remaining nails, that a pair of strips once encircled the lower part of the body and one strip encircled its upper part. 3. Originally the Torah case had shelves at the bottom and maybe at the upper parts of the inner face.
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Efrat Assaf-Shapira |
Author of description
Efrat Assaf-Shapira |
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconsdivuction
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.