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Torah ark valance embroidered with three intertwined crowns, lions and eagles

Torah ark valance embroidered with three intertwined crowns, lions and eagles

Torah ark valance embroidered with three intertwined crowns, lions and eagles

Raised silver strip embroidery, silver coiled thread on silk satin, silk ribbon at borders, woven silk thread fringes and tassels; reverse: linen

Inscribed in Hebrew: "Crown of Torah"; "Place the cover upon the Ark of the Pact in the Holy of Holies" (Exodus 26:34); the Hebrew date: [5]541 [1781]

H: 44; W: 113 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

Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Accession number:

B86.0191

152/246

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

Exhibitions:

The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 30/11/1987 - 21/04/1987