Torah shield with dedicatory inscription

Galicia or Ukraine
1771
Silver, repoussé, punched, and engraved
Hebrew inscription (partially abbreviated): "Donated by Rabbi Shmuel Shmelke, son of Rabbi [?] for his son, the boy Zalman, may the Lord raise him to the Torah, wedlock, and good deeds", and the Hebrew year
H: 10; W: 10 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 6544
Accession number: B50.02.0262;148/181

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Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Yair Hovav

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