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Obj. ID: 6637
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  Torah case, Iran, Early 20 c

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1989
The torah^case is made of wood and consists of a body and a crown.## The body is cylindrical and covered by dark red velvet attached along the edges by domed head nails. A silver band is attached to the top of the body.Ten rings carrying chains with flattened and slit drop shaped belles are attached to it. Two identical cartouched shaped silver plates are attached to the front.It is decorated by a tablet of the covenant flanked by two curtains. A crown like crest is surmounting the plate. The case is closed by two pairs of silver clasps. Two pairs of hinges are in the back of the case. The inner case is covered by dark cotton decorated with floral pattern. ## There are two insert holes for the rods. The onion shaped crown is composed of a main section, a crest, and an apex. The main section is covered with dark red velvet, and nailed in a decorative pattern. The crest is undulating surmounted by an onion shaped head. It is covered by a silver plate attached by nails. The base is decorated by vertical branches .It is surmounted by a band decorated by vertical linear pattern. The onion shaped head is decorated by petals radiating from a bud shaped apex. Four chains carring flattend and slit drop shaped belles are attached to each side of the crest. Four wooden rimon mounts are fixed.Two on the crown and two on top of the case. The inner face of the crown is covered by a white paper in an arch like frame. The paper bears an insciption written in black linear letters.The inscription is almost identical in both sides. The first part of the inscription is read from right to left in an arch line. The other parts are read from right to left: וזאת התורה אשר שם משה לפני בני ישראל##כי שם יהוה אקרא## הבו גדל לאלוהינו ##זכה וקנה הנדיב והנכבד יוסף בן שמואל והיקר הנכבד##שמואל בן יוסף והגברת הנכבדת מרתא שרה בת משה ## קנו את ספר התורה הזה מהונם ומיגיע כפם יזכו ויחיו לשנים! !And this is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel.!(Deut.4:44)## -?-## -?- ## !Granted and baught the generous and distinguish Joseph son of Samuel and the precious and distinguish## Samuel son of Joseph and the distinguish Mrs. Martah Sarah daughter of Moses ##baught this Torah book from thier wealth and from the labour of thier hands. May they will be granted favour and sustain for years.! The first part of the second inscription is similar. The differences are as follows: !...זכה וקנה היקר שמואל בן יוסף והנכבד והנעים יוסף בן## שמואל והנכבדת הגברתשרה בת משה קנו את ספר התורה הזה מהונם ומיגיע כפם י!ר שיזכו לקנות ספרים אכי!ר! !...Granted and baught the precious Samuel son of Joseph and the distinguish and charming Joseph son of## Samuel and the distinguish Mrs. Sarah daughterof Moses baught this ## ! ## Tora book from thier wealth and from the labour of thier handes.May be his will that they will be granted to buy books.Amen may it be his will.!
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1900-192?
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Iran
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