Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Mauro Magliani
Prayer shawl (tallit)
18th or 19th century
Silk damask, appliqué panels: ribbed brocaded silk, metal thread braid and purl embroidery
Hebrew inscription: Keter Torah (“Crown of Torah”)
H: 197; W: 143 cm
Gift of Jakob Michael, New York, in memory of his wife, Erna Sondheimer Michael
Accession number: B68.0178 ; 157/053

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