Torah ark curtain

Vienna, Austria (?)
Silk velvet, couched metal cord embroidery on cardboard cutouts, sequins and hammered metal semi-circles; industrial metal cord ribbon, purled metal fringes; cotton lining
The Hebrew inscriptions: abbreviation for Torah Crown; dedication in memory of Yonah, son of Rabbi Mordechai Baron Kenigswarter, and his wife Pesil from their son Moshe Hayim, and the Hebrew year. A later inscription, handwritten on a piece of parchment and stiched to the lining, mentions that the curtain was restored and generously donated by the members of the Congregation of the Sick; the verse "He will shelter me in His pavilion on an evil day, grant me the protection of His tent (Psalms 27:5) indicates the Hebrew year [5]691 (1931)"
H: 170; W: 145 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: T407
Accession number: B50.02.1802;152/027


Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Yair Hovav