Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Avi Ganor
Torah crown with eagle, griffins and lions
ca. 1726
Silversmith: B. Werbtch
Silver, cast, pierced, engraved, and partly gilt
Inscribed in Hebrew: “The crown of the Torah, the crown of priesthood, the crown of royalty [M. Avot 4:13], 5486 [=1725/26]”
H: 30; Diam: 17 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: B86.0185 ; 146/065

Benjamin, Chaya, The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, 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