Torah shield with inscription, decorated with double-headed eagle, lion, and snakes

Tyrnau, Hungary, Austrian Empire
ca. mid-19th century
Silversmith: (Johannes?) Sigismundus Birk (active 19th century)
Silver, repoussé, cast, engraved, riveted, and partly gilt
Hebrew inscriptions: the Ten Commandments; "In memory of the Brody family from generation to generation"
H: 50; W: 31 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 3827
Accession number: B50.02.0237;148/132
One of the two lions is missing.


Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Yair Hovav