Obj. ID: 4846
Sacred and Ritual Objects Torah crown, 1892
The crown is made of silver and consists of a coronet surmounted by a crown. The coronet consists of a base and a wreath. The base is round and it bears a dedicatory inscription framed by two geometrical stripes. The wreath is round; it has a dentated edge and it is decorated with acanthus leaves. The coronet is attached to the crown with foliate links. The crown consists of a base , a wreath, five arches and an apex.
The base is faceted and is decorated with a continuous pattern of half-columns framed by a guilloche filled with flowers. The wreath is in the shape of acanthus leaves and five leaf-like arches are attached to it.
An apex in the shape of a bunch of three flowers is mounted over the arches. A bar is attached to the inner face of the crown and it bears a dedicatory inscription.
The dedicatory inscription which appears on the base of the coronet is repousse' in full letters and reads:
הן זה כתר תורה / מאת חיים סגרי / בשנת תמה ברה / לכבוד האל בורא / עוטה שלמה אורה [תהלים קד ב] / כל חסי בו אשרי [תהלים ב יב]
This is a Torah Crown from Haim Segre in the year 5652 (1892) based on beautiful and clean, in honour of the Creator Lord who coverest thyself with light as with a garment (based on Ps.104:2 ) blessed are all they that put their trust in him (based on Ps.2:12)
The dedicatory inscription which appears on the inner bar is repousse' in linear letters and reads:
La comunita' israelitica di / Vercelli / in memoria del suo presidente / Mario Debenedetti / Vercelli-23 Tishri 5716.
"The Jewish community of % Vercelli in memory of its president Mario Debenedetti, Vercelli, 23rd Tishri 5716=(1956)"
| 1A (ON 595 246/20)