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Torah Breastplate

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silver
  • 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"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 49.228.9
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Moses Ginsburg
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    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
    IMAGE overall, 49.228.9_edited_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    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.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (77%)
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