Torah ark curtain
Central Europe
18th century
Satin silk, silk velvet appliqué with couched gilt metal thread embroidery on cardboard cutouts; handwritten ink on parchment; metal cord; cotton lining
Hebrew inscriptions: "Shun evil and do good" (Psalms 34:15); "Only good for Israel Selah"; "I am ever mindful of the Lord's presence" (Psalms 16:8); the Ten Commandments; "Know before whom you stand"; on the parchment: Psalm 134; the last two lines are unintelligible
H: 66.5; L: 150 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: T368
Accession number: B50.02.1779 ; 152/075

Provenance Research Online: World War II Looted Cultural Treasures, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir

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