Torah ark curtain with valance

19th century
Curtain: silk damask, metal lace and tinsel embroidery, taffeta silk;
Valance: taffeta silk and metal lace ribbon; both have hand-woven and hand-printed linen linings
Hebrew inscription: "Torah Crown" (abbreviated)
Curtain: H: 174; W: 145; Valance: H: 48; L: 132 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: T397/1, T397/2
Accession number: B50.02.1773(a-b);152/080


Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Yair Hovav