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Pair of Torah Pointers

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Silver, semiprecious stones
DATES 20th century
DIMENSIONS Without chain: 10 1/4 x 5/8 x 5/8 in. (26 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm) Chain: 12 in. (30.5 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Mrs. Elsie Socolof and Mr. Joel E. Rothenberg
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pair of Torah pointers, silver. Each: ring finial and shaft decorated with applied filigree and semiprecious stones, chain attached to ring, plain cylindrical stem engraved with cartouche of Hebrew inscription which reads, "Bezalel, Jerusalem" [Bezalel School of Art; see catalogue sheet in Decorative Arts departmental files for Hebrew], pointer in conventional hand form with extended index finger. Condition: Fair, discoloration.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Pair of Torah Pointers, 20th century. Silver, semiprecious stones, Without chain: 10 1/4 x 5/8 x 5/8 in. (26 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Mrs. Elsie Socolof and Mr. Joel E. Rothenberg, 49.228.17a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 49.228.17a_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE component, a, 49.228.17a_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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