Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Torah shield with the zodiac signs and scenes from Genesis
Augsburg, Germany
1744
Silversmith: Johann Christoph Drentwett (1686–1763)
Silver, cast, repoussé, engraved, and gilt
Inscribed in Hebrew: “…God put Abraham to the test [Gen 22:1]” and “And he waited on them under the tree as they ate [Gen 18:8]”
H: 40; W: 28.4 cm
The Feuchtwanger Collection, purchased and donated by Baruch and Ruth Rappaport, Geneva
Accession number: HF 0173 ; 148/208
 
 

Publications:
Shachar, Isaiah, Jewish Tradition in Art: The Feuchtwanger Collection of Judaica, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1981
Fishof, Iris, ed., Jewish Art Masterpieces from The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., Southport, CN, 1994, English

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