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Torah Pointer

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Silver-plated metal
  • Place Made: Budapest, Hungary
  • DATES early 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 9 1/4 x 1 x 1 in. (23.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On handle: "W" in rectangular frame and another illegible mark.
    CREDIT LINE Assigned to the Brooklyn Museum by Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc.
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION 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). Assigned to the Brooklyn Museum by Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc., L50.26.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, L50.26.3.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, L50.26.3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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