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Obj. ID: 2831
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah finials with four animals

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Kheifetz, Michael, 5.7.1993
The tower like Torah finial consists of a shaft a body and an appex. The cilindrical tappering shaft is supported by a ring. Above the base appears a circumferly inscription in square filled letters which reads:## On the first shaft: ב ר' [רבי] שמואל יצחק בהגאון משה ואבו"ל ש' [שנת] תרמ"ג "The Rabbi Rabbi Samual Yitzhak, son of the Gaon Moses.... The year (5)643 (=1883)" On the second shaft: עשתה מחדש רעיתי לאה יעבץ בת ר' [רבי] יוסף ברוידא "Renewed (it) my wife Leah Yavetz the daughter of Rabbi Josef Broyda" The body is composed of two openworked compressed globes of diminishing size, each surmounted by a concave unit. The lower globe which is supported by a cupular base decorated with a vegetal motives, depicts the Four Animals (13451) surrounded by an alternate branches of vine with grapes. The upper globe is decorated with alternate branches of vine with grapes. Small cast branches with leaves carrying bells are attached to the smooth connecting units. The upper one is surmounted by a band decorated with alternate motive.... The apex is composed of a six armed crown inlaid with colored stones. A main bell surrounded with six bells is placed inside it. A spread wings eagle is set on a globular shape which on its top and bottom are floral discs.

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Object Detail
Date
1883
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Poland
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Ornamentation
Custom
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Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
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