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Obj. ID: 653
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah shield

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

The rectangular silver Torah shield consists of a plate.

A medallion in the center framed by a foliate scroll bears a dedicatory inscription in sqaure filled letters which reads:

ז"נ [זאת נדבת] / יוסף / בהרר [בן הרב רבי] / יעקב ז"צ [זכר צדיק [לברכה]]

"This is the donation of Joseph son of Rabbi Jacob, of righteous memory."

It is flanked by two rampant griffins and surmounted by a crown. A flower is situated over the crown. At the base two storks face eachother. At the top a protruding lion passant surmounts the shield. The ground is a foliage setting and interplays with the animals. There is a foliate scroll frame and the edges of the shield follow the scroll design.

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Name/Title
Torah shield | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Date
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community
Unknown |
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Material/Technique
Silver
Material Stucture
cut
Material Decoration
repousee, punched engraved
Material Bonding
soldered
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
200 mm
Length
Width
175 mm
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
The chain is missing, the corners are dented and pieces of the frame are missing
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
None
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
The upper left corner is a restoration and does not match the shield.
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
The Kiev Collection
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Ariella Amar | 6.1992
Researcher
S.H. |
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.