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Obj. ID: 666
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah finials (Turin, 1787-1793)

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1986

The tower-like rimon is made of silver and consists of a shaft, a body and an apex.

The shaft is cylindrical and fluted and is mounted over a raised base. The base is decorated with cartouches filled with a scaly pattern, and between them is a vertical foliated motif. The shaft is surmounted by a four faceted capital which is decorated with a foliated pattern. The body has an hexagonal,tower-like shape and has two floors. The main part is mounted over a bowled shape body base and is surmounted by a conical roof. The body is tapering tower-like. The main part has a two-tiered hexagonal shape. Each facet of the first tier is decorated with a round arch which bears an acanthus leaf on top.

A running parapet is attached in front of the facets. The parapet is decorated with rings and flowers. On the parapet one of the following Tabernacles Implements is attached : a vase, the Tables of the Covenant, the Priestly Cloak, the Menorah, the Pitcher and the Oil Lamp. Each facet of the second tier is decorated with a pointed arch bearing a foliated motif on top.

Another running parapet is attached in front of the facets and it is decorated with garlands and columns. One of the following Implements of the Tabernacle is attached to the parapet: the Ark bearing the inscription: ארון "Aron", the Priestly Head Gear bearing the inscription: מצנפת "Miznefet", a cluster of grapes and the priestly benediction. Between the facets a foliated partition is attached. The upper border of the second tier is convex and it is decorated with a foliated motif. The body base is decorated with a foliated motif on its lower side and with cartouches on its upper side.

Twelve chains hang from the upper edge of the body base carrying bells.

NO : Sc. 3005

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Object
Object Detail
Date
1787-1793
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Material/Technique
Silver
Material Stucture
Hammered
Material Decoration
Engraved,stamped, cast, cut and pierced
Material Bonding
Soldered
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
598 mm (Overall) 242 mm(Shaft)
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
135 mm (Overall) 32 mm(Shaft)
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
1. The hallmark depicts the symbol of the Savoia Royalty flanked by the initials G and F. This is the symbol of quality in use in Turin between 1787 and 1793. The initials belong to the inspector Giuseppe Fontana (1787-1793). It is stamped on the body.##Ba., pp. 6-8, Tav. IV, 1.
2. The hallmark is unclear. It is stamped on the base.##Unidentified
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
The description of this object was written by the researchers of the Center for Jewish Art
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Original
Documenter
G.P.S. | 3.1986
Researcher
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconsdivuction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.