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Obj. ID: 278
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  Torah case (Tunisia, 19th c.)

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1991

The ten faceted Torah case consists of a body and a coronet. a pair of annulets encircle the top of the body, while a single annulet encircle the top. The case opens into two halves in the middle of the front facet, while the back facet is separated from the rest of the facetsand connected to them by a pair of hinges. The original facets are painted with oil (?) paints, in the colors deep green, red-orange, brown, white and burgundy. They are painted with a floral pattern, with a lobe at the top and bottom of each facet. The top lobes contain a sun motif, the bottom ones a plant. The front facet and the one on its right are painted with tempera(?), in the colors red, green, yellow, light blue, and black. They bear a highly stylized floral pattern within a pointed-arch-shaped cartouche at their center. The central cartouche is separated by a foliate band from a geometric rosette above and below it. The top of each of these two facets bears a flower within a lozenge-shaped frame. The pattern between the top annulets and below the bottom one is difficult to identify, but it has a deep green-turquoise background. The inner face is faceted, and painted orange. The hollow bottom has a shelf with a hole in it for the rods. Two insert holes for the staves are at the top of the case. The body is surmounted by a carved wooden coronet bearing an openwork palmette on each facet, except for the front two, which bear a geometric motif.

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Name/Title
Torah case | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
18??
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
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Congregation
Unknown
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Material/Technique
MAT :Wood
Decoration: carved, painted
Bonding: nailed, hinged, "sewn" with wire
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
:MH : 760(Body)##113(crown)
:MD : 347(body)##347(crown)
Height
Length
Width
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Circumference
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Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
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Condition
:CO : The case is in poor condition. Sections of the annulets are missing, and two of the facets (the center-front one and the one on its right) are from a different case altogether.
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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Negative/Photo. No.