Torah shield with inscriptions

Nuremberg, Germany
Maker: L. Werkmann, Germany
Silver, repoussé, engraved, partly gilt, and inlaid with semi-precious stones
Hebrew inscriptions: "Rafael" (possibly an abbreviation, obscured by the column on the right), the Hebrew initials "mem (M)" and "tzadi (Tz)"; inscribed on the back: "Moshe" and "Tzerlah", and the Hebrew year [5]535 (1775)
H: 30; W: 25 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 179
Accession number: B50.02.0242;148/054


Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Yair Hovav