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Obj. ID: 313
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  Torah pointer (Kiev, late 19th century)

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1992
The Torah^pointer consists of a bar and a pointer. The bar is divided into upper and lower arms by a globular joint decorated with a foliate pattern. The upper arm is square and is surmounted by a crown comprising six arms decorated with a foliate pattern. An apex in the shape of a bird surmounts the crown. The tapering, cylindrical, lower arm is decorated with a foliate scroll pattern. It terminates with a clenched hand with a crooked index finger. A smooth cuff divides the arm and the hand.

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Name/Title
Torah pointer | Unknown
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Object Detail
Date
1875-1887
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
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Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Material/Technique
Silver
Material Stucture
hammered, cast, open filigree
Material Decoration
open filigree
Material Bonding
soldered, screwed
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
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Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
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Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
37 mm
Weight
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Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
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
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
Three hallmarks are stamped on the pointer and its cuff.
1.The archangel Michael, holding a sword and a shield is depicted within a double frame shaped like a shield. This was the city mark of Kiev used between 1828-1887. cf. Postnikova-Losseva, p. 165 no. 574.
2. The archangel Michael is depicted on the right side of the hallmark and the cypher 84 appears on the left side within an oval frame.
This was a quality mark of Kiev in the 4th quarter of the 19th century.
Cf. Postnikova-Losseva, p. 165, no. 576.
3. The hallmark which consists of Cyrillic letters: (L.SH.) is unidentified. It was probably the artist's hallmark.
Cf. Postnikova-Losseva, p. 165, no. 574.
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Summary and Remarks
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History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Wien, Kunsthis. Mus. Thora (Ukraine) 1993, p. 165, no.55.
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