Torah finials decorated with pelicans and eagles

18th century
Silver, repoussé, pierced, cast, engraved, and partly gilt
Inscribed in Hebrew with a Biblical quotation: "She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her, and happy is every one that holdest her fast. Her ways are ways of pleasantness"; "And all her paths are peace. Length of days is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honour." (based on Proverbs 3:16-18)
H: 16; Diam: 6.5 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 78, 79
Accession number: B50.02.0702(a-b);147/077


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