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Bidding Information
Lot #    18560
Auction End Date    8/21/2007 10:16:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Torah Mantle
City    Jerusalem?
Publication Date    20th cent.
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   640 x 500 mm., white satin mantle, embroidered in multiple colors, donor's name at bottom, no date.
          
Detailed
Description
   The Torah mantle, protective and also beautiful, serves to focus attention on the holiest object in the synagogue. It developed in obedience to the talmudic admonition: "Have a beautiful scroll of the Law prepared, copied by an able scribe with fine ink and fine calamus; and wrapped in beautiful silk" (Shab. 133b). The mantle in Ashkenazi synagogues is a sheath, open at the bottom and closed at the top except for two circular openings through which the azei hayyim protrude. These mantles, of silk or velvet, are richly decorated with the columns of Jachim and Boaz, lions rampant, crowns, pomegranates, and the various implements of Temple service.
          
Reference
Description
   EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
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Textiles:    Checked