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Obj. ID: 547
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  Torah finial (Moscow, 1886)

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1992

The three leveled crown shaped finial consists of a shaft, a body, a crest and an apex.

The cylindrical shaft is encircled at the bottom by a ring and is covered almost in its entirety by the body. The crown shaped body is composed of a base and arms. The coronet like base is composed of a circumferal band surmounted by leaves. The band bears three medallions composed of scrolls which bear a dedicatory inscription in square filled letters which reads: "זה נדב משה ב"ר [בן רבי] אברהם ר"ח [ראש חודש] ניסן תרמ'ה" "This was donated by Moses son of Rabbi Abraham the first day of the month of Nissan 5645 (1885)."

Vines and grapes decorate the band. Six arms that widen in the centre emerge from the body inbetween the leaves. Each arm is decorated with a vegetal motif and flowers in the center. Upsidedown leaves from which bells hang, are attached between the arms.

The body is surmounted by a two leveled crest. The first level is composed of a coronet and a canopy connected to each other by three arms in the shape of griffons, and decorated with scrolls and flowers. The second level is a small crown which repeats the shape of the body. The crest is surmounted by a flat floral apex.

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Name/Title
Torah finial | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1886
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Silver partly gilded
Material Stucture
hammered, cast, pressed
Material Decoration
chased, cast, engraved, punched
Material Bonding
soldered, screwed
Material Inscription
engraved
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
250 mm (Overall) 130 mm (Shaft)
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
100 mm (Overall) 50 mm (Shaft)
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Condition
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
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
From the Kiev collection
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
cf. Wien, Kunsthis. Mus., Thora (Ukraine), 1993, p. 117, no. 25.##cf. Finland, Waino-Aalto, Mus., Judaica, 1991, p.46, no.39.
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
P.F. (G.I.) | 2.7.1992
Author of description
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
Arialla Amar |
Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.