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Obj. ID: 3642
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah finials, Tunisia, 19th century

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

590713.DOC

The bulb-shaped Torah finial is composed of a shaft and a body.

The cylindrical shaft tapers slightly towards a round crenellated capital. Compressed rings encircle the bottom and the middle of the shaft.

The bulb-shaped body is divided into two hemispheres, each decorated with a whorl of leaves, radiating from bottom and top. A protruding band encircles the body and separates the two hemispheres, while the body is set on a concave ring.

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Object Detail
Date
19th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Wood
Structure: spun, carved
Decoration: carved, stucco, gold paint
Bonding: glue
Inscription: not relevant
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height: 335 mm (overall), 218 mm (shaft)
Width: 90 mm (at widest point), 34 mm (shaft)
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Condition
It is probable that there used to be an apex which is now missing. The stucco and paint are peeling. Worm holes can be seen.
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
Coordinates: 0.000000, 0.000000
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
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Sharon Weiser | 07.97
Author of description
Efrat Assaf-Shapira | 10.00
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
Ariella Amar | 11.00
Language Editor
Judith Cardozo | 08.01
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.