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Rimmonim
Ukraine, Zhytomyr
1863

Silver. Cast, embossed, engraved, gold-gilded, nielloed.

 

This is the highest of the known Zhytomyr's rimmonims. It takes the shape of a richly ornamented column topped by a crown with suspended bells to attract one's attention. As Torah reads, the high priest Abraham's chasuble was edged by 12 tiny bells alternating with 12 pomegranates (symbol of 12 Israeli tribes). Due to perfect execution, this rimmonim is of great artistic value.