Torah shield and pendant with dedicatory inscription

17th century
Silver, repoussé, engraved, partly gilt, and inlaid with semi-precious stones
Hebrew inscriptions on shield: the Ten Commandments; abbreviation for Rosh Hashana (Hebrew New Year); Hebrew inscription on the pendant (probably one of three pendants, two of which are missing): a dedication to Sarel, daughter of Rabbi Moshe Tzoref, from her husband
H: 39; W: 26 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 3610
Accession number: B50.02.0336;148/055
A column from the right side of the shield is missing.


Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Bchory Frish