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

Torah scroll case
Calcutta, India; made in Rangoon, Burma
ca. 1903
Wood covered with silver, repoussé and partly gilt
H: 76 cm
Hebrew inscription inside the case notes that it was donated by the wife of the late Joseph Jacob in memory of their late daughter, Sarah Malkah
Gift of the Neveh Shalom synagogue, Calcutta
B94.0541, 145/054

Torah finials
Rangoon, Burma
1888
Silver, repoussé, engraved, and punched
H: 16.3; Diam: 4.4 cm
Inscribed in Hebrew with a dedication in memory of Elijah the Prophet and the date
The Stieglitz Collection was donated to the Museum with the contribution of Erica and Ludwig Jesselson, New York, through American Friends of the Israel Museum
B86.0167 (a-b), 147/334(a-b)
 
 


Publications:
Benjamin, Chaya, The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, English / Hebrew
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