Torah ark curtain with valance

Brocaded silk with internal pattern and gilt metal thread; satin silk with couched gilt metal cord embroidery on cardboard cutouts, silk fringed and metal thread industrial ribbons; linen lining
Hebrew inscriptions: "Torah Crown"; Donated by Elchanan, son of Rabbi Zalman from Herzfeld, and his wife Rena, daughter of the late Yaakov Kesir [Keiser(?)]"; and part of a verse from 1 Kings 8:30 which provides an indication of the Hebrew year
H: 149; W: 97 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: T427
Accession number: B50.02.1830, O.S.B84.0316;152/099, 152/083


Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Yair Hovav