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Torah pointer
Yemen
19th century
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Torah finials
Turkey
19th century
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Torah shield
Turkey
ca. 1865
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Torah shield made out of the back of a mirror
Turkey
Late 19th century
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Torah shield made out of the back of a mirror
Turkey
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Torah shield
Turkey
19th century
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Torah shield
Turkey
19th century
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Crescent-shaped Torah shield
Turkey
ca. 1944
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Torah mantle
Turkey
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Torah case with crown and shield
Turkey
ca. 1874
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Torah binder (faša)
Turkey
19th–20th century
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Torah binder (faša)
Turkey
19th–20th century
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Torah binder (faša)
Turkey
19th–20th century
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Torah binder (faša)
Turkey
19th century
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Torah binder (faša)
Turkey
19th–20th century
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Torah binder (faša)
Turkey
19th–20th century
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Torah binder (faša)
Turkey
19th–20th century
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Torah binder (faša)
Turkey
19th–20th century
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Torah ark curtain embroidered with Eternal Light
Turkey
ca. 1884
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Dedicatory plaques for the synagogue
Ioannina, Greece
18th – early 20th century
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Eternal light for the synagogue
Izmir, Turkey
ca. 1877
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Torah crown and finials
Turkey
ca. 1884
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Torah mantle
Rome, Italy
Early 18th century
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The Corcos Wrapper (mappah) for Torah
Rome, Italy
ca. 1728
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Italian Torah Ornaments

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Torah finials
Venice, Italy
18th century
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Torah crown
Venice, Italy
18th century
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Italian Torah ornaments

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Synagogue eternal light
Italy
ca. 1855
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Synagogue eternal light
Turin, Italy
Early 19th century
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Torah pointer with the coat of arms of the Baraffael Family
Rome, Italy
1754
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Synagogue decoration
Northern Italy
1769
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Basket-shaped Torah crown, finials, and pointer
Vienna, Austria
1857–58
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Torah shield
Silversmith: Reiner
Vienna, Austria
1858
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Torah finials
Vienna, Austria
ca. 1868
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Torah crown
Podvoloczyska, Galicia, Austria-Hungary
ca. 1900
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Torah ark doors from the synagogue of Rabbi Moses Isserles (the Rema)
Artists: Zalman, Hayim, and Anya(?) Schnitzer and Welwel K.S.
Kraków, Poland
Early 17th century
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Torah shield decorated with Torah ark
Poland
ca. 1820
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Torah crown with lions and birds
Poland
ca. 1815
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Torah crown with depiction of animals
Poland (?)
ca. 1797
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Torah shield with a double-headed eagle
Ukraine (?)
18th century
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Torah shield
Ukraine (?)
1783
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Torah finials
Silversmith: Joseph Mamun
Algeria
ca. 1869
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Torah shield decorated with Torah Ark
Poland
ca. 1785
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Torah ark curtain
Prague, Bohemia
ca. 1854
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Torah mantle
Poland
18th century (?)
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Torah crown inlaid with semiprecious stones
Poland
ca. 1729
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Torah crown with vine scrolls
Silversmith: Pinhas ben Meir
Poland
ca. 1764
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Torah crown with eagle, griffins and lions
Silversmith: B. Werbtch
Poland
ca. 1726
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Torah crown decorated with pinecone
Poland
ca. 1841
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Torah finials and pointer
Warsaw, Poland
Mid-18th century, dedicated 1927
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Torah shield with griffins
Poland
18th century
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Torah shield
Warsaw, Poland
Mid-18th century
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Pappenheim set of Torah ornaments: finials, shield, and pointer
Silversmith: Jacob Posen
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1904
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Torah finials
Fürth, Germany
18th century
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Torah finials
Augsburg, Germany
1818
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Torah shield decorated with four crowns
Silversmith: Tobias Völsch
Hamburg, Germany
Late 17th century
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Torah shield with the zodiac signs and scenes from Genesis
Silversmith: Johann Christoph Drentwett (1686–1763)
Augsburg, Germany
1744
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Torah shield with depictions of Moses and Aaron
Silversmith: Joh(ann) Leonh(ard) Eyssler (active 1665–1708)
Nuremberg, Germany
Late 17th century
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Torah shield with three medallions
Silversmith: Johann August Gebhardt (1790–1860)
Berlin, Germany
1825
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Torah mantle with depiction of the Tent of Meeting
Southern Germany
18th century
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Torah ark curtain
Mannheim (?) , Germany
ca. 1728
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Torah mantle of the Ner Tamid (Eternal Light) Society
Biebrich, Germany
ca. 1749
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Torah ark decoration with Ten Commandments
Brückenau, Germany
19th century
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Torah crown and finials
Aden, Southern Yemen
Second half of the 19th century
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Tevah (reader's desk)
Sana'a, Yemen
18th century
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Torah case
Yemen
19th century
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Torah finials
Silversmith: Yehudah Giyath
Sana'a, Northern Yemen
ca. 1900
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Torah finials
Sana'a, Northern Yemen
Early 20th century
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Torah finials
Habban, Eastern Yemen
Mid-20th century
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Torah finials
Aden, Southern Yemen
Early 20th century
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Torah finials
Radaa’, Eastern Yemen
Late 19th century (?)
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Torah finials
Silversmith: ‘Azri Giyath
Yemen
Early 20th century
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Torah finials in Yemenite style
Jerusalem
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Kerchief (tallit)
Sana'a, Northern Yemen
Early 20th century
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Torah pointers
Derbent, Dagestan
1871
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Torah scroll case and ornaments
Afghanistan
20th century
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Torah scroll case
Persia
ca. 1913
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Torah finials
Kangan, Persia
Late 18th – early 19th century
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Torah finials
Persia
19th century
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Torah finials
Persia
19th century (?)
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Torah finials
Kurdistan
ca. 1929
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Torah finials
Iraqi Kurdistan
ca. 1863
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Torah finials
Persia
ca. 1921
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Torah finials
Iraq
ca. 1742
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Torah finials
Iraq (?)
1742
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Torah finials in paisley leaf shape
Yazd, Persia
ca. 1927
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Synagogue inscription panel
Isfahan, Persia
18th–19th century
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Torah shield
Shekhem (Nablus), Land of Israel
16th century (?)
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Torah shield
Shekhem (Nablus), Land of Israel
16th century (?)
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Torah shield
Shekhem (Nablus), Land of Israel
16th century (?)
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Torah scroll case
Syria
ca. 1923
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Torah scroll case decorated with a palm tree
Egypt
ca. 1903
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Torah scroll case with a red crown
Egypt
ca. 1919
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Torah finials
Cairo, Egypt
1924
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Torah finials
Egypt
Early 20th century
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Torah curtain made from the robe of R. Yeruham Shabbetai Eliashar
Jerusalem
ca. 1921
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Tower-shaped Torah finials
Silversmith: probably Willem Hendrik Rosier (1707–1775)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Second half of the 18th century
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Tower-shaped Torah finials
Silversmith: Samuel Fockenberg II (active 1740–87)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Mid-18th century
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Torah finials
Silversmith: Johannes Brouwer (active 1778/1779 – 1796)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
1780
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Torah finials
Silversmith: Pieter Van Hoven (?)
Netherlands
Late 17th – early 18th century
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Torah finials of the Ashkenazi congregation of Amsterdam
Netherlands
17th–18th century
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Torah mantle with depictions of Jacob's Dream and the Binding of Isaac
Netherlands
ca. 1763
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Torah ark curtain with the emblem of the Sephardic Jewish Community
Netherlands
17th century
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Synagogue lamp
North Africa
Late 19th century
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Cylindrical Torah scroll case
Silversmith: Raphael ‘Aton
Tripoli, Libya
1935
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Torah crown
Tripoli, Libya
1915
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Torah crown
Gabes, Tunisia
Early 20th century (?)
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Torah crown
North Africa
Early 20th century (?)
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Torah finials
Tripoli, Libya
Late 19th century (?)
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Raccah family Torah scroll case and ornaments
Tripoli, Libya
Early 20th century
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Torah scroll wrapper
Djerba, Tunisia
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Inscription from Torah ark in the Ben Ezra Synagogue
Fustat (Old Cairo), Egypt
13th century
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Torah mantle and finials
Sefrou, Morocco

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Torah finials (tappuhim) with horseshoe-shaped windows
Fez or Meknes, Morocco
Late 19th century
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Torah finials (tappuhim) made of women’s jewelry
Sefrou, Morocco
Late 19th century
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Torah finials (tappuhim) with horseshoe-shaped windows
Erfoud, Tafilalet, Morocco
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Torah finials (tappuhim) made of women’s jewelry
Assrir, Morocco
Early 20th century
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Lattice-work Torah finial
Demnate, Morocco
Late 19th century
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Lattice-work Torah finial
Tahala, Morocco
Late 19th century
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Torah finials (tappuhim) with horseshoe-shaped windows
Fez or Meknes, Morocco
Late 19th century
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Memorial lamp for the synagogue
Sefrou, Morocco
Early 20th century
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Memorial lamp for the synagogue
Morocco
Early 20th century
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Torah finials (tappuhim) with horseshoe-shaped windows
Silversmiths: Mordecai Attia and Isaac Aravatz (?)
Fez or Meknes, Morocco
Late 19th century