Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Italian Torah Ornaments

Mantle
Rome, Italy, ca. 1655
Silk, gilt silver-thread embroidery

Crown
Venice, Italy, ca. 1856
Silver, repoussé, engraved, and cast

Finials
Venice, Italy, 18th century
Silver, repoussé, engraved, cast, and partly gilt

Shield
Rome, Italy, mid-18th century
Silver, repoussé and gilt

Pointer
Italy, 19th century
Gold, repoussé, punched, and engraved


Gift of Jakob Michael, New York, in memory of his wife, Erna Sondheimer Michael
Gift of the Jewish Community of Padua
Gift of the Jewish Community of Rome
Accession number: O.S. B84.0280, B50.06.2640, B65.04.0186, B51.01.0163, B68.0052 ; 151/077(a-b), 146/003, 147/201(a-b), 148/186, 149/202
 
 


Publications:
Fishof, Iris, ed., Jewish Art Masterpieces from The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., Southport, CN, 1994, English
Beauty and Sanctity: the Israel Museum at 40. A Series of Exhibitions Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Zalmona, Yigal, 2006

Exhibition:
The Beauty of Sanctity: Masterworks from Every Age, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 29/03/2005 - 12/11/2005

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