Torah ark curtain

Mosbach, Germany
Silk velvet, couched metal thread (some also gilt) and tinsel embroidery on cardboard cutouts, sequins; metal thread ribbon
Hebrew inscriptions: "Torah Crown"; "Belongs to the honorable Zussman, son of the late Feivel from the Holy Community of Mosbach, and his important wife Itale, daughter of the late Daniel Moshe Katz in the year [5]499 [1739]"
H: 183; W: 126 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 19/2
Accession number: B50.02.1734(b);152/046
See also a matching Torah mantle dedicated by the same donor, and a Torah mantle donated by Moshe, son of Zussman from Mosbach.


Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Yair Hovav