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Title Torah case
Related place Iraq - related place
Original Library/publisher אוסף המרכז לאמנות יהודית - Center for Jewish Art Collection
Citation Note Israel
Ramat Gan
Content Iraqi
Host Item CJA Sacred and Ritual Objects-234-0047044
Description The wooden Torah case consists of a body and a crown. The cylindrical body is covered with silver sheets decorated with foliate cartouches network each bearing palm-tree foliate rhomboids. The upper and lower borders are encircled by friezes bearing a dedicatory inscription. The body's upper border is surmounted by a lily-like crenellation. The case is opened by two silver hook clasps. There are two pairs of hinges at the back. The inner face is covered with floral pattern brocade. The onion-shaped crown consists of a main section, a crest and an apex. The main section is covered with silver sheets, decorated with foliate cartouches each bearing a palm-tree. The undulating crest is mounted over the crown. The crest is decorated with strips of a foliate pattern alternating with plain strips. A wide ring bearing an oval pattern, encircles its centre. The crest is surmounted by a bud-shaped apex. Ten rings are fixed around the centre of the crest, carrying chains with slit, drop-shaped bells. Two iron rimon mounts are fixed on the crown. Two painted mirror bearing dedicatory inscription are attached to the crown inner face. The mirrors are decorated with floral motif, and the inscription apears in arches. below them are two strips of inscription written on paper in filled letters and reads: "תורה צוה לנו משה מורשה קהלת יעקב)דברים לג,ד( משה אמת ותורתו א)מת(" "Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob (Deut.33:4) Moses is truth and his law is truth" The dedicatory inscription on the body starts at the upper border. It is chaised in filled letters and reads from the front of the case: "תיק זה וסת )=וספר תורה( שבו של הרב ברוך יחזקאל ישראל ח)כם( יעקב גדול יהוה ומהולל מאוד ולגדלתו אין חקר" "This case and the Torah Scroll (Int.) inside it belong to the rabbi Baruch Ezekiel Israel The wise (Int.) Jacob The Lor
Language No linguistic content
Identifier CJA Sacred and Ritual Objects-234-0047044
System Number 997003939650405171

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