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Italian Torah Ornaments

<b>Italian Torah Ornaments</b>

Italian Torah Ornaments

Mantle
Rome, Italy, ca. 1655
Silk, gilt silver-thread embroidery

Crown
Venice, Italy, ca. 1856
Silver, repoussé, engraved, and cast

Finials
Venice, Italy, 18th century
Silver, repoussé, engraved, cast, and partly gilt

Shield
Rome, Italy, mid-18th century
Silver, repoussé and gilt

Pointer
Italy, 19th century
Gold, repoussé, punched, and engraved

Gift of Jakob Michael, New York, in memory of his wife, Erna Sondheimer Michael

Gift of the Jewish Community of Padua

Gift of the Jewish Community of Rome

Accession number:

O.S. B84.0280, B50.06.2640, B65.04.0186, B51.01.0163, B68.0052

151/077(a-b), 146/003, 147/201(a-b), 148/186, 149/202

Jewish Art and Life
From the Israel Museum publications:

Fishof, Iris, ed., Jewish Art Masterpieces from The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., Southport, CN, 1994, English

Beauty and Sanctity: the Israel Museum at 40. A Series of Exhibitions Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Zalmona, Yigal, 2006

Perugia, Gioia (ed.), Treasures of Jewish Art: The Jakob, Erna, and Charles Michael Legacy in the Israel Museum, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2016, English

Exhibitions:

The Beauty of Sanctity: Masterworks from Every Age, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 29/03/2005 - 12/11/2005