Torah shield with dedicatory inscription from 1943

Vienna, Austrian Empire
Silver, repoussé, and engraved
Hebrew inscriptions: the Ten Commadments, the Hebrew year [5]602 (1842); later inscription: "...For this is a brand plucked from the fire" [Zechariah 3:2], Fradl Scheiner and her family bought and donated [the shield] in memory of their husband and father, David son of Shlomo, during the Great War, [5]703 [1943]"
H: 25; W: 18 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 3617
Accession number: B50.02.0373;148/064


Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Bchory Frish