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Obj. ID: 3553
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  Torah Ark curtain

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1989

The purple and green parokhet is made of$$1?. The rectangular cloth is decorated with a woven-in geometric pattern. It has a central Star^of^David, which bears an inscription. It is surrounded by a frame which consists of circles. Some of them bear a dedicatory inscription. There are circles located inside the frame. The two upper ones bear a dedicatory inscription too. The dedicatory inscription is embroidered in full, yellow letters. It starts at the right corner, and reads:

קודש % להשם % תרומת בנים % ובנות ## לע"ינ )לעילוי נשמת( אמם ## נלב"ע )נפתר לבית עולמו( כ"ג % אדר א תש"א ## לע"נ אביהם ## נלב"ע )נפטר לבית עולמו( כ"ט אדר תש"ג

"Dedicated to % the Lord % a donation % of the sons ## and the daughters ## for the exaltation of the soul of (int.) their mother ## who passed away (int.) on the 23th ## of the first Adar (5)701=1941 for the exaltation of the soul of ## their father ## who passed away (int.) ## on 29th of Adar (5)703=1943"

On the circle inside the frame on the right the dedicatory inscription reads:

בנימין ## בן חכם אהרון ## כהן זצ'ל )זכר צדיק לברכה(

"Benjamin ## son of the wise Aharon ## Cohen the rightous of blessed memory"

On the circle inside the frame on the left the dedicatory inscription reads:

בחורה חנה ## בת חכם שמעון ## אסולין זצ'ל )זכר צדיק לברכה(

"The girl Hanah ## daughter of the wise Samson ## Asulin the rightous of blessed memory"

In the Star^of^David the inscripiton reads: תנצב'ה " May their soul be bound up in the bond of life"

At the bottom of the parokhet the inscription reads: רה )ראש הקהל( תשי"ב "The head of the congregation (5)712=1952"

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Name/Title
Torah Ark curtain | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1952
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
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Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Israel | Sc_061
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Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
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Colors
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Condition of Building Fabric
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Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
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Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
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Ornamentation
Custom
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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
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