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Obj. ID: 548
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah finials (Zhytomyr, 1859)

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1992
The Silver Torah finial consists of a shaft, a body, a head and an apex. The shaft is faceted and is supported by an undulating round raised base. The base bears two strips the bottom of which is decorated with a branch with folliate scrolls and the top of which is decorated with acanthus leaves radiating from the center. The edges of the base are scalloped and decorated with a scroll. The six faceted shaft surmounts a unit composed of slices, topped by widening leaves that radiate outwards. Each facet on the shaft is decorated with a folliate scroll alternately in openwork fixed on gilded plaques and nielo. The facets are surrounded by gilded frames. The shaft is surmounted by a unit that is decorated with branches. The body is a fence like square. It is decorated horizontally with scrolls and lilies at their edge. Within the center of the body is a crown with a tiny globular apex that stands on a cylindrical shaft. Four rampant regardant winged lions emerge from the fence corners and support a crown shaped head which stands on a floral circlet bearing bells. The crown has six arms and is decorated with a foliate motif. A bird shaped apex surmounts the crown and stands on a floral circlet holding a bell shaped flower in its beak.

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Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1859
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
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Material Inscription
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Material Cloth
Material Lining
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
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Languages of inscription
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Type of grave
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
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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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Signature
Colophon
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