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Small Torah shield
Augsburg, Germany
Second half of the 18th century
Artist: Andreas Schneider (active 1738-1785)
Silver, repoussé, punched, engraved, and partly gilt
Inscribed in Hebrew: Ten Commandments engraved on the Tablets of the Law; "Crown of Torah"
H: 16.2; W: 14.6 cm
The Stieglitz Collection was donated to the Museum with the contribution of Erica and Ludwig Jesselson, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B86.0134 ; 148/283


From the Israel Museum publications:
Benjamin, Chaya, The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, English / Hebrew

Exhibitions:
The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 30/11/1987 - 21/04/1987

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir


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