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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1992
The Torah shield is rectangular with a semicircular arch at the top. It consists only of a plate. A seven-branched menorah with all lights kindled is depicted in the center of the shield. Its branches are formed by a recurring leaf pattern and the shaft is composed of foliate scrolls. Two rampant regardant lions which extend their tongues, flank the menorah. The Tables of the Covenant, inscribed with the opening words of the Ten Commandments, are located above the menorah. Above the Tablets is a pair of hands in a gesture of priestly blessing, surmounted by a crown. An inscription in square filled letters which surmounts the crown reads: קדש )לה'(, "Dedicated (to the Lord)". Two flying regardant eagles flank the crown. The inner wing of each one joins with the inscription to form a concave arch over the crown. Two columns with twining vines flank the entire composition, and a vase surmounts the Corinthian capital of each column. A curtain decorated with a foliate motif and hung with six tassels serves as a backdrop. It falls from the base of the crown and is attached to the outer wing of each bird. Tassels also hang from the sides of the Tablets and the upper corners of the shield. A band with a pattern of alternating circles and rectangles frames the shield.
Summary and Remarks

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Name/Title
Torah shield | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
18th century (?)
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
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Location
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Site
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School/Style
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Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
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Textual Content
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Languages of inscription
Unknown
Shape / Form
Unknown
Material / Technique
Silver
Material Stucture
cut
Material Decoration
repousse, engraved
Material Bonding
soldered
Material Inscription
chased
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
200 mm
Length
Width
144 mm
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
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
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
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Sources
Type
Documenter
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Author of description
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.
The following information on this monument will be completed:
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