Decorative Arts and Design
17 7/8 x 9 5/8 x 2 in. (45.4 x 24.4 x 5.1 cm) (show scale)
Below central cartouche: "RB", lion flanked by "P"
Purchased with funds given by Moses Ginsburg
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.
This item is not on view
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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