Home
   Under Construction!
Object Alone

Obj. ID: 39390  Karaite Torah ark curtain, Evpatoria, circa 1850

© Gross Family Collection, Photographer: Bar Hama, Ardon, -.

1 image(s)

sub-set tree:

Name/Title
Karaite Torah ark curtain | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
circa 1850
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Period Detail
Gross Family Collection No.
049.027.002
Material/Technique
Gold and Silver thread embroidery on silk velvet ground in flat stitch embroidery with couching. Linen lining.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height: 16.2 cm, Length: 92.7 cm
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Hallmark
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
Description

The following description was prepared by William Gross:

The parochet (Hebrew: פרוכת) is the curtain that covers the Aron Kodesh (Torah Ark) containing the Torah scrolls in a synagogue. The parochet symbolizes the curtain that covered the Ark of the Covenant, based on Exodus 40:21. "He brought the ark into the Tabernacle and placed the screening dividing curtain so that it formed a protective covering before the Ark..."

This embroidered strip was placed on a large piece of brocade or fine printed fabric that served as a Parochet. This embroidered strip would stretch across the top of the curtain. Such a Parochet exists in the museum of Chachbasaria in the Crimea with an almost identical textile. Karaite textiles are of extreme rarity and basically undocumented.

 Inscription:  Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no oil (Kohelet 9:8) I will dwell in Thy tent forever; I will take refuge in the covert of They wings (Psalms 61:5)  I wiat for Thy Salvation, O Lord (Genesis 49:18)

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
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
|
Researcher
|
Architectural Drawings
|
Computer Reconsdivuction
|
Section Head
|
Language Editor
|
Donor
|