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Obj. ID: 7473
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Parokhet (Torah Ark curtain), 1970?

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

The rectangular Torah curtain comprises of a main cloth and a dedicatory panel.

The main cloth bears at its center a floral motif  composed of branches with flowers and leaves. It is surrounded by three rectangular frames, each depicting large stems with flowers and leaves alternating with smaller ones.

The curtain is surrounded by a floral frame comprising of scrolls and small flowers.

The dedicatory panel appears at the upper part of the main cloth. It is shaped as a horizontal rectangle and bears a dedicatory inscription. The inscription is written in square filled letters and reads: “Dedicated to the Lord / this Torah curtain / donation of Mrs. Rivka Pinto / may the Lord lengthen her days and years in good and pleasure / for the holy congregation the synagogue Taranto / Jerusalem (5)730 = 1970.”  The dedicatory panel is framed with a thin metal frame.

Hooks for hanging the Torah curtain appear at the upper edge of the Torah curtain.

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Name/Title
Parokhet (Torah Ark curtain) | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1970 (ins.)
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Unknown |
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Silk, Cotton, Synthetic additions?
Structure: Cut, Sawn
Decoration: Embroidered, Cotton and metal threads, Paper.
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: 2000mm
Width:1420mm
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
Ottoman embroidery
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.