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Obj. ID: 19254
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  Torah finials

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev,
The flat almond-like Rimon is made of silver and consists of a shaft and a body. ##A. The shaft is cylindrical and tapering. It is decorated by a scaly motif net. The upper and lower borders are encircled by a ring. B. The body has the shape of an almond ending with a Star^of^David, and has a wavy edge. The body is decorated on its both sides. The first side bears the beginning of the dedicatory inscription. A sight of a river with water birds, a sun, mountains and trees depict the bottom of the body. A domed building with a tower (the tomb of Rachel-?) appears above the inscription. The borders of the body are encircled by foliate runner. The Star^of^David bears the inscription: כתר##תורה !Crown of##Torah!## The other side of the body bears the continuation of the inscription on two horizontal lines, and continues into the borders of the Star^of^David, which appears in the centre of the body. A boat depicts the centre of the Star^of^David. Under it there are two big flowers, and two fish between them. A description of the Western^Wall appears at the upper part of the body. The borders are encircled by foliate runner. The Star^of^David at the top is decorated by mountains landscape and a fish. In the centre of it there is an inscription: מגן דויד !Magen David!##Thirty three chains hang along the edge of the body and are carrying flattened and slit drop-shaped bells.##The dedicatory inscription is evgraved in linear letters. It starts on the first side in three horizontal lines: זה הכתר הקדשתי##לעלוי נשמת בעלי המר')המרוחם(##הרב מ!ו יוסף השוחט בן##שרה בצל !This Crown I dedicated##for the exaltation of the soul of my husband who has found mercy (int.)##The Rabbi, Mullah (int.), the butcher Yoseph son of##(in the bottom of the body) Sarah Bazal!##On the other side of the body: המ! מ'ו פינחס א!ה )אהרון(##שנפטר לעיר##כאבול ב!ש )בשבת( ט!ו לחודש אדר ב! ונקבר לעיר הראת בש ט'ז אדר שנת תשכו תנצבה !Mullah (int.) Pinhas Aharon (int.), who has found mercy (int.)##who passed away in the city of ##(in the borders of the Star^of^David) Kabul on Sabbath (int.), 15 of the month Adar B., and was buried in the city of Herat, on 16 of Adar, the year (5)726 (1966), may his soul be bound up in the bond of life (itn.).!

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1966
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