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Obj. ID: 267
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah crown (Galicia, 1st half of the 19th c.)

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1992

The double-tiered Torah crown consists of a main section, a crest and an apex. Each tier is comprised of a base and arms.

The main section is comprised of a coronet like base. The base is decorated with foliate scrolls and the Sanctuary implements: the menorah (8364), the altar of sacrifice (8365), the shewbread table (8366), and the tables of the covenant (8367). Each implement is flanked by a pair of animals, and mounted over a foliate motif.

The coronet is composed of twelve identical round-headed flowers, each decorated with a protruding dot at the center. The flower's scrolled stems are joined.

A flat arm projects from every other flower head and all six arms converge at the base of the crest. Each arm bears three vertical rows of decoration. The central row consists of alternating diamonds and ovals, while the outer two rows consist of a recurring scroll motif. The crest is composed of a round base, in the form of the band decorated with foliate motifs, six curved arms shaped as rampant lions, which support a lid. A bell hangs from the centre of the lid.

An apex in the form of a pine cone surmounts the crown.

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Name/Title
Torah crown | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1800-1849?
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
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Congregation
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School/Style
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Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
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Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
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Depth
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Weight
Axis
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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
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
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Page
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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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Negative/Photo. No.