Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Avi Ganor
Torah binder (wimpel)
Germany
1777
Silk thread embroidery on linen
Inscribed in Hebrew: "Abraham son of Jacob, may God keep him, born under the sighn of Gemini... On the third day of Sivan [5]537... May the Lord raise him to the Torah, to the bridal canopy and to the life of good deeds, Amen, Selah"; "... that Moses set before the Israelites" (Deuteronomy 4:44)
L: 355.8; W: 18.5 cm
The Stieglitz Collection was donated to the Museum with the contribution of Erica and Ludwig Jesselson, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B86.0194 ; 150/210
 
 

Publications:
Benjamin, Chaya, The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, English / Hebrew

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