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Torah shield
Bohemia
Late 18th – early 19th century
Silver, repoussé, cast, engraved, partly gilt, and inlaid with semi-precious stones (most missing)
Hebrew inscriptions: "Crown" ("yud," "bet," "peh" initials, with abbreviation for the word "Torah" missing), the Ten Commandments (abbreviated), and the names of the holidays on a turning disc
H: 35; W: 25 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 3820
Accession number: B50.02.0216 ; 148/032


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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