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Torah crown with eagle, griffins and lions

Torah crown with eagle, griffins and lions

Torah crown with eagle, griffins and lions

Silver, cast, pierced, engraved, and partly gilt

Inscribed in Hebrew: “The crown of the Torah, the crown of priesthood, the crown of royalty [M. Avot 4:13], 5486 [=1725/26]”

H: 30; Diam: 17 cm

The Stieglitz Collection was donated to the Museum with the contribution of Erica and Ludwig Jesselson, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Accession number:

B86.0185

146/065

Jewish Art and Life
From the Israel Museum publications:

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