Torah shield with dedicatory inscription, adorned with three lavers for the Priests' ritual handwashing

Silver, repoussé, engraved, pierced, and partly gilt
Hebrew inscriptions: "Yom Kippur" (Day of Atonement); dedication from Yehuda Arie, son of Shmuel Segal, and his wife Heffie, from the Holy Community of Shtita, on Rosh Hashana (Hebrew New Year) [5]525 (30/09/1764) and mention of Frankfurt am Main in relation to the Torah scroll (meaning unclear)
H: 32; W: 26 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 171
Accession number: B50.02.0231;148/014
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Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Bchory Frish