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Torah shield from the Vittorio Veneto Synagogue
Venice, Italy
ca. 1790
Silver, repoussé and engraved
Inscribed in Hebrew, with mention of a donation from the sons of the late R. Yossef Romanin, to the synagogue of the Holy Congregation, in honor of the Lord, on the occasion of the Festival of Shavu’ot that year: “Everything comes from you and we have given you only what comes from your hand” (I Chronicles 29:14)
H: 22; W: 18 cm
Gift of Jakob Michael, New York, in memory of his wife, Erna Sondheimer Michael
Accession number: B65.04.0188 ; 148/194


Exhibitions:
Venetian Splendor: Marking 500 Years of the Venice Ghetto, Jewish Art and Life Wing, 16/09/2016 - 30/06/2017


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