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Obj. ID: 41882  Atzei Hayim (Torah scroll staves), Fes (Fez), ca. 1935

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

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Name/Title
Atzei Hayim (Torah scroll staves) | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
ca. 1935
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
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Unknown
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Period
Period Detail
Gross Family Collection No.
054.008.008
Material/Technique
Wood, Silver, Carved, Turned
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Upper: Height: 37.5 cm, Diam: 7.5 cm Lower: Height: 23.5 cm, Diam: 11 cm
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Hallmark
Iconographical Subject
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Extant
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Surveyed by CJA
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Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
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Description

The following description was prepared by William Gross:

From the middle of the 19th century, European stylistic influences were increasingly felt in North Africa. This pair of Atzei Chaim reflects the influence of a type that was used in Central and Eastern Europe. The carved hand grasping the upper part may well represent the "hagba'a" ceremony, in which the Torah scroll is raised by a man holding the lower handles of the Atzei Chaim and raising the scroll in the air. If rimmonim were placed on the tapered rod protruding from the hand, one could imagine that the hands were holding the finials.

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Codicology
Scribes
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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
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Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
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