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Torah Shield

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Silver-plated brass
DATES 1898
DIMENSIONS 15 5/8 x 11 5/8 x 1/4 in. (39.7 x 29.5 x 0.6cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Assigned to the Brooklyn Museum by the Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc.
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver-plated brass torah shield. Cartouche form with crown finial; at center, Tablets of Law flanked by lions standing on scrolling vines; beneath lions the frame for holiday plaques (holiday plaque now missing); scrolls and vines decorated both sides of support; at bottom framed medallion bearing Yiddish inscription indicating names and date (1898), Rococo style. Condition: Good, holiday plaque missing.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Jewish. Torah Shield, 1898. Silver-plated brass, 15 5/8 x 11 5/8 x 1/4 in. (39.7 x 29.5 x 0.6cm). Assigned to the Brooklyn Museum by the Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc., L50.26.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, L50.26.1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, L50.26.1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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