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Obj. ID: 9775
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah finials, 19??

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1982

The Torah finial consists of a shaft, a body and an apex.

The cylindrical tapering shaft is encircled by a ring at the bottom and surmounted by a flattened, widening towards the top capital.

The body is composed of three parts. The lowest semi-globular part is encircled by two bands. Geometrical pattern of triangles with a point in their middle appears on the lower one and rhombuses - on the upper one.

Five rings with chains carrying bells are attached to the blank band, connecting the lower and the central parts.

The central widest cylindrical part is rounded at the top. It is decorated with the arched Tables of the Covenant, bearing ten Commandments, depicted as first ten letters of Hebrew alphabet: five on each side. Two lions facing each other flank the Tables of the Covenant. An open flower appears between the lions on the other side of the body. At the top, the part is encircled by a crown motif.

The upper dome-shaped part depicts elongated leaves radiating from the top. This part is surmounted with a concave tapering capital.

The apex, shaped as a Star of David, tops the finial.  

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Name/Title
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Object Detail
Date
19??
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
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Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
silver
Structure: cast
Decoration: punching
Bonding: soldered
Inscription: none
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height: 270mm (general), 120mm (body), 120mm (finial)
Diameter: 60mm (body), 30mm (shaft)
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
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.