Canadian Jewish Heritage Network

Torah scroll

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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Torah scroll : Handwritten, Engraved, Sewn, Carved : Beige, Black, Brown, Blue, Silver ; Ht: 14,5 in. x W: 7,5 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Torah scroll : Handwritten, Engraved, Sewn, Carved : Beige, Black, Brown, Blue, Silver ; Ht: 14,5 in. x W: 7,5 in.
Other Title Information
Ceremonial Artifact
Date
[Prior to 1900]
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
Hebrew
Notes
Parchment with handwritten Hebrew text rolled onto two scrolls. Scrolls are wooden, with carved circular ridges and thin handles. Scrolls are in blue velvet bag with small upper portion of parchment and wooden handles exposed. Silver breastplate hangs at top centre of bag, supported by silver chain hung over wooden handles. Breastplate is shaped like two tablets, connected at sides, with rounded tops. On each tablet, Hebrew text is engraved on top half. Bottom half has a Star of David engraved over a diagonal engraved olive branch. Narrative: Provenance of object is a Persian synagogue in Italy, 19th c.
Accession No.
2005.38.04
Name Access
MHMC
Places
Italy, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Images
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