Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Torah mantle
Rome, Italy
Early 18th century
Silk brocade and gilt silver-threads
H: 85; W: 29.5 cm
Gift of the Jewish Community of Rome
Accession number: B51.01.0156 ; 151/021
In Rome, ceremonial objects were usually part of a lavish set – called addobbamento – that included textiles and silver articles. Some items, often donated by the same family over a long period of time, were personalized with a family crest. Small Corcos family crests hang among the mantle’s fringes, while another, larger one is embroidered at the center of the Torah wrapper (see No. B51.01.0158, 152/045).

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