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Torah mantle

Torah mantle

Torah mantle

Silk brocade and gilt silver-threads

H: 85; W: 29.5 cm

Gift of the Jewish Community of Rome

Accession number:

B51.01.0156

151/021

Jewish Art and Life

In Rome, ceremonial objects were usually part of a lavish set - called addobbamento - that included textiles and silver articles. Some items, often donated by the same family over a long period of time, were personalized with a family crest. Small Corcos family crests hang among the mantle’s fringes, while another, larger one is embroidered at the center of the Torah wrapper.