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Obj. ID: 893
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  Spice container, Warsaw (Warszawa), 1881

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1991

The Spice tower consists of a base, a shaft, a body, a roof and a flagstaff.

The base is round with two steps, tapering upwards. The cylindrical shaft tapers to a convex ring at its center, and further towards the body.

The rectangular tower-shaped body has one tier and a roof. It is mounted over a shallow, bowl-shaped body base. The four-sided body is made of open filigree work in foliate and geometric patterns. On one side is a hinged, arch-shaped door. A brass bell hangs from each of the lower corners of the body, and each of the upper corners is surmounted by a swallow-tailed flag. The base of the roof is a shallow, inverted bowl. The smooth pointed roof tapers to a globular apex, upon which is mounted a single swallow-tailed flag.

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Name/Title
Spice container | Not relevant
Object Detail
Tower
Date
1881
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
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
MED: Metal
MAT: Silver (base, body), unidentified metal alloy (leg, roof), brass
Material Stucture
spun, open filigree, cast
Material Decoration
open filligree,cut-out
Material Bonding
soldered, pinned
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
231mm (overall); 70mm (shaft)
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
38mm (overall); 57mm (base)
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
On the door:
1. The number 84 within a square
On the exterior of the base:
1. The number 84 within a square
2. The date 1881 within a rectangle (?)
3. The letter W within an oval (?)
4. A crest with an anchor at its center.
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.