Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Torah mantle
Rome, Italy
Early 18th century
Silk brocade and gilt silver-threads
H: 85; W: 29.5 cm
Gift of the Jewish Community of Rome
Accession number: B51.01.0156 ; 151/021
In Rome, ceremonial objects were usually part of a lavish set – called addobbamento – that included textiles and silver articles. Some items, often donated by the same family over a long period of time, were personalized with a family crest. Small Corcos family crests hang among the mantle’s fringes, while another, larger one is embroidered at the center of the Torah wrapper.

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