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Torah crown decorated with pinecone

Torah crown decorated with pinecone

Torah crown decorated with pinecone

Silver, engraved, cast, and pierced

Inscribed in Hebrew: “The crown of the Torah, the crown of priesthood, the crown of royalty [M. Avot 4:13], 5601 [=1840/41]” and “This crown is being sent by us, Elazar and his wife Mindel Taltszynki to the new synagogue in Safed, in memory of our daughter Radol, and no one is permitted to sell it, even for the fulfillment of a commandment”

H: 34.7; Diam: 18.3 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

Mark: silver standard

Accession number:

B86.0188

146/068

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