Pair of Torah Pointers
Silver, semiprecious stones
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)
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Purchased with funds given by Mrs. Elsie Socolof and Mr. Joel E. Rothenberg
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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)
component, a, 49.228.17a_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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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.
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