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Title Torah crown
Related place Ukraine - related place
Original Library/publisher אוסף המרכז לאמנות יהודית - Center for Jewish Art Collection
Citation Note Ukraine
Kiev
Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
DM 1033
Host Item CJA Sacred and Ritual Objects-6339-S116653
Description The two leveled silver Torah crown consists of a main part, a crest and an apex. Each level is composed of a base and arms. The lower level as the main part, has a coronet like base, composed of a circumferal band which is topped by a pattern of flowers and leaves. The band bears three foliat medallions with animals alternating with three cartouches which bear an inscripthion. In square fieled letters it reads:"כתר תורה כתר כהונה כתר מלכות" )אבות ד יג("The crown of the Low, the crown of Priesthood, the crown of Kingship" (Mishnah Avot 4:13).The animals (in order that fit the inscription) are: an eagle, a deer, and a lion. Foliate scrolls with leaves and flowers decorate entirely the parts between the medallioned.Six arms that widen in the centre, are attached to the base. Each arm has a smoth cut globe at the bottom and is decorated with a scroll of flowers and leavs. The arms are joined together on top by a concave smooth unit that support the crest. A hole to hang a bell is pierced on it between the arms. The crest repeats the shape of the main part and is topped by a cut dome.The apex is a birds with spread wings. The apex is a bird with spread wings holding a bell in its beak and standing on a floral circlet.
Language No linguistic content
Identifier CJA Sacred and Ritual Objects-6339-S116653
System Number 997004239410405171

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