Torah finials surmounted by double-headed eagles

Pressburg, Austria-Hungary
Silversmith: Fredericus Becker senior (active ca. 1800–26)
Silver, repoussé, pierced, chased, and machine-turned
H: 24; Diam: 8.5 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 4587, 4669
Accession number: B50.02.0706(a-b);147/024
The double-headed eagle on one finial and most of the bells are missing.

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Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Yair Hovav