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Torah Breastplate

Decorative Arts and Design

  • Place Made: Berlin, Germany
  • DATES ca. 1760
    DIMENSIONS 17 7/8 x 9 5/8 x 2 in. (45.4 x 24.4 x 5.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Below central cartouche: "RB", lion flanked by "P"
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Moses Ginsburg
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Torah Breastplate or Shield, Rococo style, arched panel embossed with leaf scrolls crested by Torah crown, below crown Tablets of Law originally flanked by two bells (one now missing); below Tablets compartment for changeable holiday plaques with plaque engraved plaque in Hebrew that reads, "Yom Kippur," fluted pillars on sides with engraved flowers and pomegranate finials, three pendant plaques at bottom engraved with Hebrew inscriptions, all indicating names. Condition: Good, one bell missing on left of upper cartouche.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Torah Breastplate, ca. 1760. Silver, 17 7/8 x 9 5/8 x 2 in. (45.4 x 24.4 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Moses Ginsburg, 49.228.9. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 49.228.9_edited_SL3.jpg)
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