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Obj. ID: 6710
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah finials, Afghanistan, 20th century

© 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 foliate motif. Bands of foliate 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, and is mounted over a bowl-shaped body bottom decorated by two foliate runners. Chains carrying flattened and slit drop-shaped bells hang at the top of the body bottom.##The lower part of the body is decorated by cartouches bearing trefoil flower. Three bands encircle the center of the body. The two extrime ones bear a floiate runner and the centeral is appliqued by geometrical motif. The upper part of the body is decorated by diagonal bands of floral and geometrical patterns. A circle of leaves depicts the top of the body. Chains hang around the center of the body and are carrying flattened and slit drop-shaped bells.##C. The head has a domed shape and is decorated by a circle of leaves bearing a geometrical motif. The head is mounted over a floral disk, carrying along its edges chains with flattened and slit drop-shaped bells.

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Name/Title
Torah finials | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1900-1987?
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
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Material Inscription
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Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
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Iconographical Subject
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Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
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Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
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Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
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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
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Group
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Group
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Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
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Computer Reconstruction
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