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Torah ark curtain for circumcision ceremony with depiction of Elijah's chair
Central Europe
1797
Silk damask (upper part); brocaded silk, couched silver and silk thread embroidery on cardboard cutouts, glass decorations and mother of pearl sequins
Hebrew inscriptions: "Torah Crown"; "This is Elijah's chair"; the name of the donor: Hanna, daughter of the late Michel Wallich, wife of Rabbi Zalman, son of the late Rabbi Avraham Levi; and the indication of the Hebrew year
H: 133; W: 93 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 300
Accession number: B50.02.1700 ; 152/047


Exhibitions:
Provenance Research Online: World War II Looted Cultural Treasures, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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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