Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
Raccah family Torah scroll case and ornaments
Tripoli, Libya
Early 20th century
Some of the objects bear a Hebrew inscription noting that the crown was donated in memory of Chlafo Raccah and the year of the donation

Faceted Torah scroll case
1915
Wood, carved; silver sheets, cut and engraved

Crown
1915
Silver, cut and repoussé

Finials
Silver, repoussé, pierced, cast, and partly gilt

Torah case wrapper
Silk velvet, gold-thread embroidery

Extended loan from Guido Raccah, Hong Kong, and Enrico Raccah, Miami, in memory of Effraim Raccah and his family, who were cruelly murdered in Libya in 1967
Accession number: L-B08.0017, L-B08.0023, L-B08.0022, L-B08.0019, ; 145/067, 146/084, 147/416, 154/072
 
 



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