Torah finials with dedicatory inscription, decorated with a bird, roses, and leaves

Nagyvárad (Oradea), Austria-Hungary
Late 19th century
Silver, repoussé, engraved, cast, chased, and partly gilt
Inscription in Hungarian, in Hebrew letters, mentions that the finials were donated to the synagogue of Orosháza by Huszár Vilmosh and his wife from Nagyvárad
H: 29; Diam: 11 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 4224, 4995
Accession number: B50.02.0779(a-b);147/018
A bird is missing from one of the finials and the bells are missing from both.


Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Yair Hovav