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Obj. ID: 312
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  Torah shield

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

The silver Torah shield is rectangular and terminates with a semi circular arch. It consists of a plate.

The Tables of the Covenant are depicted in the center and are inscribed with the opening words of the ten comandments. Above the tablets an inscription the square outline letters read: "יהוה" "The Lord" Below is a plaque bearing a dedicatory inscription written in square outline letters which reads:

ז"נ [זה נדבת] אשה מ [מרת] גיטל / חיי על ספר ת' [תורה] / בשותפת עים / בעלה הראשון

"This is the donation of the woman Mrs. Gitl Hayia for the Torah scroll in participation with her first husband."

A coronet consisting of a thin band and foliate top is located in the arch and surmounts the tablets. Two corinthian columns flank the tablets. They have a square base decorated with a flower. A couchant regardant lion lies on top of the capital and holds the tablets with one claw and with the other supports the coronet.

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Name/Title
Torah shield | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Date
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community
Unknown |
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Material/Technique
Silver
Material Stucture
cut
Material Decoration
repousse
Material Bonding
soldered, nailed
Material Inscription
engraved
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
137 mm
Length
Width
112 mm
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
Large pieces missing from the left half, the lower right corner is broken.
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
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
None
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
The Kiev Collection.
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
P.F. (S.H.) | 6.1992
Researcher
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconsdivuction
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Section Head
Ariella Amar |
Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.