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Obj. ID: 5719
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  Torah mantle, Verroia (Veria)?, 1935

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 2002

The trapezoidal Torah mantle comprises a cloak attached to an oval top.

A dedicatory inscription is embroidered on the front, while along the back is a vertical opening. The Judeo-Sephardi (Ladino) inscription is arranged in three lines and written in square, outlined Hebrew characters that reads:

"דונו די מאדאם/ בילייה יעקב לוי/ התרצה."

"A donation of Mrs. Biliah (the wife of) Jacob Levi, 5695 (1935)."

A strip with a floral pattern surrounds the top of the mantle and is attached along the lower edge and along its openings. There are two holes for inserting the staves in the top of the mantle. 

Summary and Remarks

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Name/Title
Torah mantle | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1935
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Textual Content
Unknown |
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Shape / Form
Unknown
Material / Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
embroidery in a chain stitch
Material Additions
silk strip
Material Cloth
striped yellow silk satin, cotton
Material Lining
orange cotton tabby
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
936 mm (general), 800 mm (cloth)
Length
Width
1310 mm
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
275-280 mm
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition

The mantle is in good 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
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Torah mantle
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
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance

This Torah mantle was purchased by the Museum from the Veroia Synagogue on 20.03.79.

Main Surveys & Excavations
Sources

-       Amar, Ariella, and Irina Chernetsky.  The Collection of the Jewish Museum of Greece.Jerusalem: The Center for Jewish Art, TheHebrewUniversity ofJerusalem, 2007. Internal publication.

-       Hatzimichali, Angeliki. The Greek Folk Costume.Greece:BenakiMuseum, 1977.

Type
Documenter
Ariella Amar | 04.02
Author of description
Irina Chernetsky, Ariella Amar | 06.06
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
Ariella Amar | 02.07
Language Editor
Judith Cardozo | 02.07
Donor
UNESCO |
Negative/Photo. No.
The following information on this monument will be completed:
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