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Obj. ID: 271
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  Torah crown with Zodiac signs, Second half of the 19th century

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Salmon, Naomi, 7.1994

The one leveled silver Torah crown consists of a base, arms, and an apex.

The coronet-like base is composed of a circumpheral band that bears the signs of the zodiac within medallions (11476). Between the medallions is a pattern of circles. Two arch-like bands are raised from the base and form four arms decorated with a pattern of foliate scrolls. Between the arms, there are four openwork medallions inscribed with a dedicatory inscription. The inscription is written around each medallion in square filled letters:

וכל הנשים אשר נשא לכם אותנה בחכמה הביאו / את תרומת ה' למלאכת אוהל מועד ולכל עבודתו / וישם כ... / זאת נדבה האשה דברוש בת מוהרר [מורנו ורבנו הרב] יצחק זצ"ל [זכר צדיק לברכה]

"And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom brought the Lord's offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation and for all his service...(based on verses from Ex. 35:21,26) this is the donation of the woman Dvorush, daughter of our teacher Rabbi R. Isaac, the righteous, of blessed memory"

The medallions are decorated intermittently with a pattern of a Star of David and a double head eagle.

One of the four medallions is broken and therefore part of the inscription is missing. The apex is missing.

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Name/Title
Torah crown | Unknown
Object Detail
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Date
Second half of the 19th century
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Material/Technique
:MED : Metal
:MAT : Silver##Structure: cut, hammered##Decoration: repousse, engraved, punched##Bonding: nailed, screwed, soldered## Inscription: engraved, punched
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:MH : 260mm
:MD : 210mm
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Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
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Hebrew Numeration
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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
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none
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Summary and Remarks
:NO : Sc.11475 :DER : 3003-I1 3003-II5a
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