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Obj. ID: 316
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Laver (19th c.)

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Salmon, Naomi, 1994

The Copper Laver consists of a body and two handles. The round body has straight bottom and its edge is widening outwards. The two handles are placed close together. It is decorated with a tree in the centre, surmaunted by double head eagle and two letters ander their legs. on each side of the tree ther are six branches ending with raund medalions. The branches bear fruits and some birds. The medalions on the right depict (from above to the bottom): the Tables of the Covenant; Two trees; Two fishes (the upper looking right and the lower looking left); A Snake; a lion (facing right); a deer (facing left). The medalions on the left depicts (from above to the bottom):a Menora;a flower; a bout; an animal`s head (horse? facing right); a house; a bird ? (facing left); Four birds are sitting on the second and fourth branches (from below),facing each other. The tree is supported by two sarpent lions with there heads taurds back and is flanked by a pair of blessing palues. Between the hands there is a depiction of priestly blessing surmounted with the Star of David. Bellow in the centre there is a letter :" " with a hand under it. Both hands in the upper part bear the depiction of the Star of David with the snake below.

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Name/Title
Laver | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Date
18??
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
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School/Style
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Period
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Period Detail
Material/Technique
:MED : Metal
:MAT : Copper? Brass? ##Structure: copper?, hammerd## Decoration: engraved##Bonding: screud
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
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Material Cloth
Material Lining
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Measurements
:MH : 150mm (with handels 165mm)
:MD : 400mm (with handel 560)
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Condition
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Documented by CJA
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
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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
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Trade Mark
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Summary and Remarks
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