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Torah Crown

Decorative Arts and Design

MAKER J. Szekman
  • Place Made: Warsaw, Poland
  • DATES 1860
    DIMENSIONS 11 5/8 x 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (29.5 x 29.8 x 29.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On base: "STERLING"; "J. SZEKMAN"; flower and fish
    ACCESSION NUMBER 49.228.15
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by S. Ralph Lazrus
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Torah Crown (keter), parcel gilt silver, openwork crown, an eagle mounted on crest, upper crown hung with pendant bells, panels of upper sphere stamped with foliage, stamped panels of lower crown alternate with rampant lions and flowers, base rim stamped with wreath and two Hebrew inscriptions of names which read: "Peige Karpak" and "Ruben Karpak". Condition: Good, one stag's head restored, one bell missing (previous to purchase).
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION J. Szekman. Torah Crown, 1860. Silver, 11 5/8 x 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (29.5 x 29.8 x 29.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by S. Ralph Lazrus, 49.228.15. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 49.228.15_bw.jpg)
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