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Obj. ID: 878
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  Spice container, Ukraine, early 20th c.

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1991
The silver Spice tower consists of a shaft, a body, a roof and a flagstaff. ##The shaft is a tapering cylinder weided at its centre and surmounted by a ringed capital. It is supported by a circular raised base. The rectangular body is decorated in a repeating foliate Filigree-like pattern. Each facet is divided into two vertical sections by an axis of fleurs de lis motif, flanked on each side by a larger pattern of fleurs de lis. At the center of one of the facets is a hinged arched door, having a handle. ##Four bells are hung on hooks which attached to the body's lower corners, and four flags are attached to its upper corners.## The smooth pointed roof is supported by a concave base and compoused of a globular sphere, and a pointed cone which is surmounted by a globular apex headed by a mast.
Summary and Remarks
The mast is broken, two bells and the large flag are missing.
Remarks

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Name/Title
Spice container | Unknown
Object Detail
Tower
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1900-1920?
Active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
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Congregation
Unknown
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
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Period Detail
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Documentation / Research project
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Iconographical Subject
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Textual Content
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Languages of inscription
Unknown
Shape / Form
Unknown
Material / Technique
MAT: Silver, brass
Material Stucture
spunn, cast
Material Decoration
open work,cut-out
Material Bonding
soldered
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
205mm (overall); 60mm (shaft)
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
35mm (overall); 66mm (base)
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
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
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
On the interior side of the base. (not photografted)
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Sources
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.
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