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Torah Crown
Breastplate (Torah shield)
Yad (Torah pointer)
Kiddush Cup
Teffilin box
Torah Shield
Poland (?)

Silver. Cast, engraved, gold-gilded, filigree.


This Torah shield's decoration is especially beautiful. It shows a perfect combination of simple pictorial means and deeply symbolic images. Its surface is covered with an amazingly graceful filigree ornament laid on a gilded plate that adds to the object's flamboyancy. In the center of the composition is a stylized holy case with Torah scroll. The case doors bear tablets with the God's commandments, which are supported by lions symbolizing the good genius power. The shield is topped by a silver crown decorated with a floral ornament and suspended bells (only one survived).