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Torah Shield

Decorative Arts

CULTURE Jewish
MEDIUM Silver gilt
DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS 14 3/8 x 10 3/4 x 1 in. (36.5 x 27.3 x 2.5cm)
INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed on finial in Hebrew: "For Yom Kippur" [see catalogue sheet for Hebrew]
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER L50.26.2
CREDIT LINE Loaned by Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc.
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Torah Shield, silver gilt, cartouche form, crown finial, crest ornamented with applied drapery on both sides of cartouche, bottom decorated with scrolls, on center Tablets of the Law flanked by lions standing on vines, under Tablets Hebrew inscription reads: "For Yom Kippur." Condition: Good. Gilt slightly worn.
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