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Obj. ID: 627
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  Torah shield, Galicia, 1910

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 27.06.1992

ר'(רבי) דוד צבי

ר' חיים משה

מרים ריקעל אשת ר' חיים משה

אשכנזי נפטרה כ"ו חשוון תע"ר

The silver cartouche-shaped Torah shield consists of a plate. It is decorated symmetricaly with central axis. In its center it depicts a bird stands on a basket of fruit and leavs, picking the fruit. Above and below the birds are inscribed two names in square filled letters: "Rabbi David Zvi, Rabbi Haim Moses". The picking bird is flanked by columns on which sit griphons facing each other and support with one leg a crown that surmounts the bird. The crown is surmounted by a mask depicted on a palmette leaf that topped the shield. A frame of rokeis pattern decsend down from the mask and surrounds the columns. The lower part of the shield is composed of foliate scrolls intertwined with hare and birds.

On the back side of the Torah shield is a dedicatory inscription inscribed in square fieled letters: "Miriam Rikel the wife of Rabbi Haim Moses Ashkenazi, passed away on 26th of Heshvan, (5)670 (7.11.1910)"

Two loops are attached to the back side of the shield.

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Name/Title
Torah shield | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Date
1910
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Material/Technique
Gilded silver
Material Stucture
cast
Material Decoration
cast
Material Bonding
screwed, soldered
Material Inscription
engraved
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
144 mm
Length
Width
109 mm
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
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
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
The Torah crown, IJA 9585 from this collection bears the same nanes and is decorated with identical cast work. Both objects belonged probably to this family and were maide about the same time in the begining of the 20 century. For other objects with identical cast work see: Torah Shield IJA 9527, and Torah Crown IJA 9707.The Torah crown, IJA 9585 from this collection bea
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
The Odessa Collection
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Wien, Kunsthis. Mus., Torah (Ukraine), p.26, no.31.
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Ariella Amar | 6.1992
Researcher
Michael Tal |
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconsdivuction
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Section Head
Ariella Amar |
Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.