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Obj. ID: 2907
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  Torah mantle

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1993

The cylindrical dark red Torah mantle is composed of a cloak and a top.
The rectangular cloth of the cloak is attached to the round top leaving the back side open.
Along the top and the bottom borders of the cloak is a dedicatory inscription embroidered with a square filled letters
which read:
“Torah (scroll) mantle which fulfilled the deer (mister ?) Jamun Ychie Maman may he rest in Eden, and his dear sons,
may the virtue of the Torah protect them, Amen may it be His will”.
The cloak is decorated symmetrically with a central depiction of the temple mounted above the table of the covenants
on its front. Depiction which is flanked by a menorah on either side.
The temple is depicted as the building of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. It is supported on either side by a
rampant gardant lion. An inscription which flanks the temple’s dome by a word on either side reads:
“Torah crown”.

The tables of the covenant are depicted as two pointed arches. They bear the beginning of the ten commandments,
five on each table. The arches have a pattern of foliate branch and a lily-like hanging lamp is hang from a small fish
placed in the top of each arch.

In the central space between the tablets and the temple is the date of the dedicatory of the mantle, inscribed in cyphers
5716 (1956).

The front of the cloak is flanked on either side by a seven branches menorah.

A cock which faces the center and a Hamsa above it are located between the Menorah and the opening at the back
side of the cloak.

The round top has two round openings to insert the Torah staves and is covered by an embroidered velvet in foliate
pattern.

A band of fringes attach to the upper and lower borders of the mantle.

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Name/Title
Torah mantle | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1956
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
690 mm
Length
Width
930 mm
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
300 mm
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
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
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
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.