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Obj. ID: 52594
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  Torah case, Afghanistan, 20th century

© The Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1987

The wooden Torah case consists of a body. The body is cylindrical and covered with purple velvet with yellow strips. Golden ribbons are attached to the borders of the case by round-topped nails. The Torah case is opened in its center by two clasps. The top is plain and has two undulating staves and four holes for the Rimon mounts.

Summary and Remarks
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Name/Title
Torah case | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
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Date
20th century
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
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Origin
Historical Origin
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Community type
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Period Detail
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Shape / Form
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Material / Technique
wood, cotton velvet, metallic ribbons
sawn, glued, nailed
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
60 cm
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
28 cm
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
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance

The Torah case originates from Yesod Zion Synagogue, Tel Aviv, and is now exhibited in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Main Surveys & Excavations
Sources

Hanegbi, Zohar and Bracha Yaniv, Afghanistan : the synagogue and the Jewish home (Jerusalem: Center for Jewish Art, 1991), pp. 66, 69, 91.
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