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Torah ark curtain from the Beth El synagogue of the Baghdadi Jewish community
Calcutta, India
ca. 1913
Metal-thread embroidery on silk velvet; cashmere wool; cotton
Inscribed in Hebrew with a dedication in memory of Aharon Shalom Yehia Solomon Gabai
W: 133 cm; L: 218
Gift of Tnu'at Hamoshavim, Tel Aviv, through Rabbi Menahem Hacohen
Accession number: B83.0864 ; 152/238


From the Israel Museum publications:
Slapak, Orpa, ed., The Jews of India: A Story of Three Communities, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1995, English / Hebrew

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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