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Torah case and ornaments
Yemen
Early 20th century

Torah case and wrapper (guftan)
Bayt Baws
Wood, wool and brass
Case: H: 57, D: 32 cm
Wrapper: L: 97, W: 55 cm
Gift of Haim Avia’d and Salem Ya’ish Avi’ad, Etz Hayim Synagogue, Kfar Saba
B92.1540 (a–b)

Torah finials
Brass, repoussé
H: 27, W: 3.5 cm
O.S.B66.3199

Torah pointer (makhwat)
Brass, cast and engraved
L: 29, W: 1 cm
Inscribed in Hebrew with verses from Psalms
B64.03.3504



From the Israel Museum publications:
Muchawsky-Schnapper, Ester, The Yemenites: Two Thousand Years of Jewish Culture, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2000, English / Hebrew
Muchawsky-Schnapper, Ester, The Jews of Yemen: Highlights of the Israel Museum Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1994, English

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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