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Title Torah finial
Related place Turkey - related place
Original Library/publisher אוסף המרכז לאמנות יהודית - Center for Jewish Art Collection
Creation Date 1994
Citation Note Sc_387
14
Content Turkish
Istanbul
Format negative 35 mm.
Host Item CJA Sacred and Ritual Objects-18701-S081819
Description The bulbous-shaped Torah finial is composed of a shaft, a body and an apex. The cylindrical shaft is smooth, tapers towards the body and is encircled by a ring at its bottom. The bulbous-shaped body is divided by a circumferential band into a bowl-shaped bottom surmounted by a stepped dome. The dome comprises two bands in diminishing size supporting a cupola. The body is decorated with scales shaped as arches and rounded leaves, arranged alternately, creating a pine cone-like surface. The pattern decorating the bottom is inverted, while the upper decoration is set in two levels, in a bricklaying structure. Each arch encloses and is bordered by a palmate. The cupola is decorated with columns carrying a canopy set against a net background.The dividing band forms a waist and is bordered by a dotted strip below and a grooved strip atop.An apex was mounted over the open flower circlet surmounting the cupola.
Language No linguistic content
Identifier CJA Sacred and Ritual Objects-18701-S081819
System Number 997003874260405171

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