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Obj. ID: 9777
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  Torah finials, 1933

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

The pear-shaped Torah finial consists of a body, a shaft and a finial.

The cylindrical, tapering shaft is encircled by a ring at the bottom. A dedicatory inscription written towards the body appears on both shafts, it reads:

"קהל קדוש קורא ש' תרצג "

“Holly community reads, the year (5)693=1923”

The pear-shaped body is composed of three parts, each two of which are divided by a blank strip. Eight rings with different chains carrying bells are attached to the upper strip.

The lowest semi-globular part is encircled by three bands, one tops the other. The lowest depicts alternating leaves and vertical lines radiating from the bottom. The central band is decorated with small diagonal leaves. The upper one represents curved branch with leaves.

The central, a little tapering part is decorated with four medallions bearing an open flower in the center. The flowers and the medallions are surrounded by a branch with leaves.

The upper dome-shaped part is decorated with two bands, which are identical to the lowest bands of the lowest part of the body.

The body is surmounted by an undulating apex, terminating with a Star of David. A Hebrew inscription “Zion” appears inside the Star of David.    

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Object Detail
Date
1933
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
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Unknown
Community type
Congregation
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Site
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Period
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Period Detail
Collection
Material/Technique
silver
Structure: stamped
Decoration: chased, engraved
Bonding: soldered
Inscription: engraved
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
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Measurements
Height: 280mm
Diameter: 90mm (body), 20mm (basis)
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Languages of inscription
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Type of grave
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
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Ruling
Pricking
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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
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Signature
Colophon
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Negative/Photo. No.