late 19th century
14 3/8 x 10 3/4 x 1 in. (36.5 x 27.3 x 2.5cm) (show scale)
Inscribed on finial in Hebrew: "For Yom Kippur" [see catalogue sheet for Hebrew]
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Loaned by Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc.
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Jewish. Torah Shield, late 19th century. Silver gilt, 14 3/8 x 10 3/4 x 1 in. (36.5 x 27.3 x 2.5cm). Loaned by Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc., L50.26.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, L50.26.2_bw.jpg)
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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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