Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
Torah scroll case and finials
Calcutta, India
Made in China
ca. 1904
Case: wood covered with silver, repoussé, partly gilt, and inlaid with enamel
H: 93; Circ: 83.5 cm
Finials: silver, repoussé, punched, and partly gilt
H: 21.5; Circ: 17 cm
Hebrew inscription inside the case notes that it was donated by Rabbi Shmuel Avraham L'adi in memory of his wife, Rachel daughter of Ezra Barukh
Gift of the Neveh Shalom synagogue, Calcutta
Accession number: B94.0540, B94.0542 (a-b) ; 145/052, 147/365(a-b)
 
 

Publications:
Slapak, Orpa, ed., The Jews of India: A Story of Three Communities, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1995, 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