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Obj. ID: 661
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  Torah pointer (Poland, first half of 19th cen.)

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

The silver Torah Pointer consists of a bar, a pointer, a middle joint, an upper joint and a hanger.

The bar is divided into two parts.The rectangular upper arm is plain and bears a dedicatory inscription set in two lines and written in square filled letters.It reads from top to bottom: "זה נדב##חנא שחט" "This is the donation of Hone Shohat"

The upper arm is surmounted by a globular upper joint covered with vertical straight lines separated by a central horizontal plain band. The middle joint has the same shape and decoration but in a smaller size.

The plain forearm is cylindrical and tapers downwards.It terminates in a plain conical grooved sleeve attached to a clenched hand with a straight index finger. The hand is decorated with three vertical lines.##The hanger is in the shape of a crown with a hole in its centre mounted over a flower-like flat circlet.

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