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Obj. ID: 7444
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah finials

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1997

The pear shaped Torah finial consists of a shaft, a body and an apex.

The cylindrical shaft tapers towards the body. A ring appears around the shaft’s bottom while another ring appears at its top. A compressed globular capital surmounts the shaft. The capital is divided into two halves each decorated with a whorl of leaves, radiating once from the bottom and once from the top.

The pear shaped body is divided into two parts by a protruding ring.

The round lower part is encircled by several bands.  A whorl of leaves radiating from the bottom appears at its base. It is surmounted by a thin band of small diagonal leaves. A band decorated with a branch bearing flowers surmounts them. A wide band bearing a scrolled branch with flowers appears at the center of the lower part. It is framed by two narrow bands composed of small diagonal leaves. The central band is surmounted by a blank band.

The protruding ring is decorated at its top and bottom with a whorl of leaves. Six rings, carrying chains with grooved, drop shaped bells at their ends, are attached to the protruding ring.

The upper conal shaped part is encircled at its bottom by a winding branch bearing flowers, topped by a whorl of leaves radiating from the top.

An apex, mounted over a flower shaped disc, surmounts the Torah finial. It is shaped as a Star of David bearing the inscription “Zion” in its center.

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Name/Title
Torah Finials | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
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Congregation
Unknown
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Silver
Structure: Hammered, Raised, Cast
Decoration: Punched, Chased
Bonding: Soldered, Screwed
Inscription: Engraved
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height: 280mm (General) 135mm (Shaft)
Diameter: 62mm (General) 15mm (Shaft)
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
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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
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
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
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
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Author of description
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.