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Obj. ID: 7445
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  Torah finials, 1941, Israel/Eretz Israel

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

The pear shaped Torah finials consist of a shaft, a body and an apex.

The cylindrical shaft tapers towards the body and bears a dedicatory inscription, similar in both finials. The inscription is written in square filled letters from the bottom towards the body and reads: "Dedicated to the Lord for the exaltation of the soul of her husband Yaacov Gozez / who passed away at the 14 of Tishrei (5)702=5.10.1941 / from Junjun Bechora Gozez."

A ring appears around the shaft's bottom while another ring appears at its top. A globular capital, decorated with vertical grooves, surmounts the shaft.

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

The round lower part bears a floral decoration in several bands, seperated by thin grooved stripes. The lowest band bears a decoration of Iris flowers. It is surmounted by a band bearing semi circular petal-like shapes. A wide band bearing winding scrolls is mounted over the petals. The scrolls form medallions, each bearing a flower in its center. The lower part terminates in a blank band.  

The protruding ring is decorated with vertical stripes at its lower part and with a winding branch at its upper part. Eight rings, carrying chains with drop shaped bells at their ends, are attached to the protruding ring.

The upper, conal shaped, part is encircled at its bottom by a band decorated with a flower and a triangular shape, alternately. It is surmounted by a band of scales.

A faceted bud shaped apex is mounted over the Torah finials.

 

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Name/Title
Torah finials | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1941
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Iran
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Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
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Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Silver
Structure: Hammered, Raised
Decoration: 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) 110mm (Shaft’s)
Diameter: 64mm (General) 22mm (Shaft’s)
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
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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
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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.