Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Avi Ganor
Torah finials (tappuhim) with horseshoe-shaped windows
Fez or Meknes, Morocco
Late 19th century
Silversmiths: Mordecai Attia and Isaac Aravatz (?)
Silver, engraved, pierced, cut, partly gilt and painted; glass, paper; manuscript in ink
Inscribed in Hebrew with biblical citations and the names of the craftsmen and the donor, Yihye Ben-Chelouche
H: 29.5; Diam: 6 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: B86.0163(a-b) ; 147/330(a-b)
 
 

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