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Obj. ID: 6709
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  Torah finials, Herat

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1987

The globular Rimon is made of silver and consists of a shaft, a body and a head.

A. The shaft is cylindrical and is tapering. It is decorated by winding striped of floral motif. Bands of rhombus motif encircle the upper and lower borders of the shaft. The shaft is surmounted by a globular capital which is decorated by medallions bearing a flower. Chains hang from the center of the capital and are carrying flattened and slit drop-shaped bells.

B. The body has a globular shape. Its bottom is decorated by a circle of leaves bearing a flower. The body's bottom is encircled by chains carrying flattened and slit drop-shaped bells. The lower part of the body is decorated by cartouches bearing a stylized flower. The inscription on Rimon A. reads: תורת ה' תמימה משיבת נפש, עדות ה' נאמנה מחכימת פתי פקודי ה' ישרים משמחי לב מצוות ה' ברה מאירת עיניים הטעים)יראת ה' טהורה עומדת לעד משפטי ה'( אמת )תהילים י!ט, ח-י( (Psalm 19:8-10)

The inscription on Rimon B. reads: תורה צוה לנו משה מורשה קהלת יעקב )דברים ל!ג ד( תורת ה' תמימה משיבת נפש עינמפ )עדות ה' נאמנה מחכימת פתי( )תהילים י!ט ח( התורה הזאת מפיך ומפי זרעך ומפי זרעך אמר ה' )ישעיהו נ!ט כ!א( !(Deut. 33:4); followed by (Psalm 19:8)!. !This Torah...of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of themouth of thy seed's seed, saith the Lord...(Jesaia 59:21)!. The upper part of the body is decorated by diagonal bands with floral motif. The center of the body is encircled by chains carrying bells.

C. The head has a domed shape which is decorated by diagonal bands and is mounted over a floral disk. Chains hang around the edge of the disk and are carrying bells.##The dedicatory inscriptions are engraved in outline letters on dotted background and read:

Rimon A.: וזאת רימונים אשר הקדישו ציבור בשביל בית הכנסת הראת לכבוד ספר תורתינו הקדושה יך זכות התורה יגן עליהם ויקוים בהם לא ימוש ספר)יהושע א ח( !And these are Rimonim which public dedicated to the synagogue Herat for the honor of our holy Torah ; Our holy Torah scroll shall not depart out...(Jehosuah, 1:8)!.

Rimon B.: וזאת רימונים שהקדישו הקהל לכבוד ספר תורתינו הקדושה כל מי שיגנוב או ימכור, או ימשכן יהיה בכך כל הקללות !And these are Rimonim which the congregation dedicated for the honour to our holy Torah who will still or sell or mortagage will be cursed in all curses!

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