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Obj. ID: 3632
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah case

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1997

803861.DOC

The small prismatic Torah case consists of a body and a coronet.

The Torah case is divided into two vertical halves at the centre of its front facet, while the back facet is separated and attached to each half by hinges. The body consists of ten facets and is encircled, at its upper and lower edges by two pairs of strips, creating two friezes. The facets are mostly coloured in orange except for the green friezes. A star-shaped decoration appears on the outer side of the body's ceiling.

The coronet is composed of ten units which continue the body's facets. Each unit is decorated with a vertical engraved pattern, which contains a lotus flower growing on a stem with leaves, topped by a fleur-de-lys, and flanked by acanthus leaves.

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Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
Early 19th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown| Tunisian
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Wood, paint on wood
Structure: sawed, carved
Decoration: painted, carved
Bonding: hinged, nailed
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height: 670 mm (general), 570 mm (body), 100 mm (coronet)
Width: 235 mm
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
F | Fleur-de-lys
| lotus
Condition
Parts of the coronet are 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
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

The Torah case could not be opened and thus the documentation only relates to its outer face.

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History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Efrat Assaf-Shapira | 07.97
Author of description
Efrat Assaf-Shapira | 06.02
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
Ariella Amar | 07.02
Language Editor
Simona Gronemann | 06.11
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.