Torah ark curtain with valance
Brocaded silk with internal pattern and gilt metal thread; satin silk with couched gilt metal cord embroidery on cardboard cutouts, silk fringed and metal thread industrial ribbons; linen lining
Hebrew inscriptions: "Torah Crown"; Donated by Elchanan, son of Rabbi Zalman from Herzfeld, and his wife Rena, daughter of the late Yaakov Kesir [Keiser(?)]"; and part of a verse from 1 Kings 8:30 which provides an indication of the Hebrew year
H: 149; W: 97 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: T427
Accession number: B50.02.1830, O.S.B84.0316 ; 152/099, 152/083

Provenance Research Online: World War II Looted Cultural Treasures, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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

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