early 19th century
9 1/4 x 1 x 1 in. (23.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm) (show scale)
On handle: "W" in rectangular frame and another illegible mark.
This item is not on view
Loaned by Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc.
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Jewish. Torah Pointer, early 19th century. Silver-plated metal, 9 1/4 x 1 x 1 in. (23.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Loaned by Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc., L50.26.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, L50.26.3.jpg)
overall, L50.26.3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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Torah Pointer, silver plated metal. Ball at one end with attached chain connected to cylindrical stem which is twisted and tapers toward the tip; smaller ball finial with flattened, stylized hand with pointing finger at tip.
Condition: Fair. Loss of decorative elements in hand, some discoloration of surface.
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