Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
Torah crown with lions and birds
ca. 1815
Silver, cast, pierced, engraved, and partly gilt
Inscribed in Hebrew: “The crown of the Torah, the crown of priesthood, the crown of royalty, and the crown of a good name [M. Avot 4:13], 5575 [=1814/15]”
H: 27.8; Diam: 14.2 cm
Shalom Asch Collection, on permanent loan from The Jerusalem Foundation
Accession number: L-B73.1116 ; 146/035

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir