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Obj. ID: 1840
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  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 separate and attached to each half by hinges.

The body comprises ten facets and is encircled, at its upper and lower edges, by two pairs of strips, creating two friezes. The outer strips are wider than the inner, gilded ones. Similar, ungilded narrow strips also frame each facet.

Knobs for hanging the Torah wrapper are set within the upper frieze.

The openwork coronet is composed of ten units which continue the body's facets. The units are composed of two arches each framing a fleur-de-lys with two scrolls set on a drop-shaped unit. Palmettes top the connections between the arches and the units. The inner side of the coronet is painted in green.

The inner face of the Torah case is plain wood. Each half has a double shelf at top and bottom. A bar with eight

arch-shaped holes blocks the space between the upper shelf and ceiling. The bottom space is blocked by a bar with a rectangular opening for inserting the hands while raising the Torah. Two holes for inserting the Torah staves appear at the bottom and top.

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Name/Title
Torah case | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
19??
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
wood
Material Stucture
sawed, carved
Material Decoration
carved
Material Bonding
nailed, hinged
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
845 mm (general), 832 mm (body), 130 mm (coronet)
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
342 mm
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Condition
Parts of the coronet and encircling strips are missing. The inner, upper blocking bars are misplaced.
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
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
|
Computer Reconstruction
|
Section Head
Ariella Amar |
Language Editor
Judith Cardozo |
Donor
|
Negative/Photo. No.