The pear shaped Torah finial consists of a shaft, a body and an apex.
The cylindrical shaft tapers slightly towards the body. A ring appears around the shaft’s bottom while another ring appears at its top. A globular capital, decorated with diagonal grooves, surmounts the shaft.
The pear shaped body is composed of two parts divided by a protruding ring.
The round, lower part, is encircled by several decorated bands. The lower band bears a palmette like pattern. It is surmounted by a band bearing semi circular petal-like shapes. A wide band bearing a winding scroll 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 stripes at its lower part and with a winding branch at its upper part. Eight rings carrying chains ending with heart shaped and grooved, drop shaped bells, are attached to the protruding ring.
The upper conal shaped part is encircled at its bottom by a band bearing scrolls, similar to the wide band at the lower part. It is surmounted by a whorl of leaves radiating from the top.
A faceted bud shaped apex, mounted over a flower shaped disk, surmounts one of the Torah finials while a compressed bud shaped apex, also mounted over a flower shaped disk, surmounts the other Torah finial.
Structure: Raised, Hammered, Cast
Decoration: Raised, Punched
Bonding: Screwed, Soldered
Inscription: Not relevant
Diameter: 70mm (General) 21mm (Shaft)