Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
Torah scroll case and finials

Torah case
Iraq
ca. 1913
Wood covered with silver, repoussé and partly gilt
H: 83; Diam: 27 cm
Hebrew inscriptions in three different places on the case note that several brothers dedicated it to their mother, Leah daughter of Rachel, and mention that the owners have been granted rabbinical permission to remove the case and transfer it wherever they wish
Gift of Alice Weinberg and Heda Milmann, Jerusalem, and Edith Lamm, Buenos Aires, in memory of their parents, Hans and Ella Kroch
B71.0010, 145/015

Torah finials
Iraq
ca. 1922
Brass, repoussé and cast
Inscribed in Hebrew: “Ya'akov Ktzuri Cohen”
Gift from the estate of Yitzhak Yedid, in his memory, Ramat Gan
B98.0871, 147/393


 
 


Publications:
Beauty and Sanctity: the Israel Museum at 40. A Series of Exhibitions Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2006

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