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Obj. ID: 4940
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah finials, 19th c.

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1986

The tower-like rimon is made of silver and consists of a shaft,a body and an apex.

The shaft is cylindrical and is mounted over a flat, round base. The edge of the base is decorated with a pattern of projecting beads.## The bottom of the shaft is encircled by a grooved ring.Another couple of them encircles the middle of the shaft and a petalled like one encircles its head. The body has an hexagonal tower-like shape and is mounted over a bowled shaped body base. It is surmounted by a concave collar and a dome cap. The body base has an upper edge with a weavy rim and is alternatively decorated with a pattern of leaves and conches. Six chain hang from the lower rim of the body base carrying bells. Each facet of the main section of the body is decorated with a wreath of flowers surrounded by weavy lines. Between the facets a vegetal partition is attached. In front of the collar is a running parapet composed of a palmette flanked by rocailles.

The cap is mounted over the collar and its lower edge has a floral rim. The cap is decorated with leaves and conches. The vase like apex is mounted over a geometric circlet.

Summary and Remarks
The description of this object was written by the researchers of the Center for Jewish Art

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Name/Title
Torah finials | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
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Date
18??
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
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Community type
Congregation
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Material Cloth
Material Lining
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Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
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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
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Group
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Documented by CJA
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
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Computer Reconstruction
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Negative/Photo. No.