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Torah finials
London, England
1719
Used in the Great Synagogue of Sydney, Australia
Silver, repoussé, pierced, engraved, and partly gilt
H: 45.8; Diam: 29 cm
Gift of Charles Michael, San Francisco, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B13.0555(a-b) ; 147/422

The design by master William Spackman was inspired by the traditional, elaborate tower-shaped finials, popular in the 17th and the early 18th century in Amsterdam, the city of origin of many of England's Sephardi Jews.


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