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Torah ark valance embroidered with three intertwined crowns, lions and eagles
Germany
1781
Raised silver strip embroidery, silver coiled thread on silk satin, silk ribbon at borders, woven silk thread fringes and tassels; reverse: linen
Inscribed in Hebrew: "Crown of Torah"; "Place the cover upon the Ark of the Pact in the Holy of Holies" (Exodus 26:34); the Hebrew date: [5]541 [1781]
H: 44; W: 113 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: B86.0191 ; 152/246


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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