Torah ark curtain

Central Europe
18th century
Satin silk, silk velvet appliqué with couched gilt metal thread embroidery on cardboard cutouts; handwritten ink on parchment; metal cord; cotton lining
Hebrew inscriptions: "Shun evil and do good" (Psalms 34:15); "Only good for Israel Selah"; "I am ever mindful of the Lord's presence" (Psalms 16:8); the Ten Commandments; "Know before whom you stand"; on the parchment: Psalm 134; the last two lines are unintelligible
H: 66.5; L: 150 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: T368
Accession number: B50.02.1779;152/075


Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Yair Hovav