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Obj. ID: 7464
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  Parokhet (Torah Ark curtain), Israel/Eretz Israel, 1940

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

The rectangular Torah curtain consists of a main cloth, a frame and a dedicatory panel.

The blank, main cloth is dark and bears a dedicatory panel at its upper part.

The square dedicatory  panel bears a dedicatory inscription written in square filled letters, it reads: “Dedicated to the Lord / donation of Mrs. Lea Levi blessed above women(Judg. 5: 24) / For the exaltation of the soul of her mother Rivka daughter of / Lea may she rest in Eden 7th of Sivan (5)700 = 13.6.1940 / May her soul be bound up in the bond of life”

A Star of David bearing the inscription “Zion” surmounts the inscription. A thin frame, with flowers at its corners, surrounds the inscription.

The main cloth is framed by a wide band bearing floral and Paisley motifs. At its four corners the frame bears dark squares, like the main cloth.

A thin stripe of fringes surrounds the Torah curtain.

Hooks for hanging the Torah curtain are attached to its upper edge.

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Name/Title
Parokhet (Torah Ark curtain) | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1940
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Cotton, Cotton Brokade
Structure: Cut, Sawn
Decoration: Brokade, Embroidered, silk threads, metal threads on cotton.
Bonding: Sawn
Inscription: Embroidered
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height: 1810mm
Width: 1240mm
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
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.