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Obj. ID: 9776
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah finials, Turkey?, 1941

© 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 with a flattened widening towards the top capital. Different dedicatory inscription, written towards the body in square letters, appears on each shaft. On the one finial it reads:

"ק''ק עדת יהודי ג'זירה ירושלים/ ככליו (כסליו) תש''ב"

“Holy community (congregation ?) ??? of Jews of Gezira Jerusalem Kislev (5)702=1941.”

On the second finial it reads:

"קל''ה נדבת א' יצחק בן אהרון וסלחה/ בת עבדולה לבית הכנסת

"Dedicated to the Lord, a donation of A. Izhak the son of Aharon and Salha the daughter of Abdula, for the synagogue "

The body is divided into two parts. The compressed globular base is decorated with four oval horizontal medallions bearing an open rose flanked by leaves. The space around the medallions is decorated with lines. The upper biggest globular part depicts four open roses, flanked above and below by a pair of elongated leaves and on the sides by two smaller leaves. Eight rings with chains carrying globular bells are attached to the part above the roses. The body is surmounted with a concave-convex blank capital.

An apex, shaped as a Star of David with an inscription “Zion” on its both sides, grows from an undulating basis. An inscription “Zion” appears on both sides of the Star of David.       

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Object Detail
Date
1941
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
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Site
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School/Style
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Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Material/Technique
silver
Structure: cast, stamped
Decoration: chased
Bonding: soldered
Inscription: engraved
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
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Measurements
Height: 245mm
Diameter: 60mm
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Documented by CJA
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
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Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
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Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
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Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
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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
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Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
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Hallmark
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Group
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Negative/Photo. No.