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Title Torah shield
Original Library/publisher אוסף המרכז לאמנות יהודית - Center for Jewish Art Collection
Creation Date 1992
Citation Note Ukraine
Kiev
Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
DM 6669
Host Item CJA Sacred and Ritual Objects-638-S064344
Description The silver Torah shield is square and terminates with a semicircular arch. It consists of a plate. In the center of the plaque framed by a solid band are the Tablets of the Covenant, inscribed with the first words of the ten commandments, five in each side. Between them is a rectanangular plaque which depicts in its center a rabbit feeding on foliage. Below is a potted plant and above is an inscription which reads: "שבת קדש" "Shabat Qodesh" (holy Sabbath) Flanking the commandments are two square based columns entwined in a floral vine, topped by a coronet. A semicircular arch connects the columns and is superimposed by a surmounting crown bearing floral and geometric designs. Two potted plants flank the shield. A leaf is located in each of the shields four corners A symmetrical foliate scroll fills the arch. It is topped by a round bud. A solid band frames the shield. The frame of the arch echoes the arch in the composition with an added outer edge of an openwork scalloped foliate scroll.
Language No linguistic content
Identifier CJA Sacred and Ritual Objects-638-S064344
System Number 997003969190405171

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