Torah shield for High Holidays decorated with griffons and lions

St. Petersburg, Russia
Silver, repoussé, engraved, cut, and partly gilt
Hebrew inscriptions: the Ten Commandments; "Open the gates of heaven to our prayers" (from the prayer Avinu Malkeinu)
H: 27.5; W: 19.5 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 3698
Accession number: B50.02.0358;148/154


Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Bchory Frish