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Torah Crown
Ukraine
1740s

Silver. Cast, engraved, gold-gilded

 

In earlier times, the Torah might have been decorated with a Torah crown. The Torah is associated with crowns to emphasize the respect due to it, as if it were royalty. The Hebrew phrase Keter Torah means Crown of Torah and symbolizes that respect. These crowns amplify the symbolism of the Torah as being the equivalent of royalty, essentially the royalty of the Jewish people.
 

The crown is topped by a rose bud, which has not yet opened. It is also decorated with a refined pattern of interlacing acanthus leaves. Inside, is a plate with tiny cylindrical boxes to fasten the crown on Torah scroll. In the crown's decoration, the silversmith masterly combined a floral ornament made in the Renaissance style, rockile plaques (element of the rococo style) and lion statuettes. The crown's second storey bears an inscription in Hebrew.