Adath Israel
 

Title

Torah Crown

Creator

Wes ID #

cai035

CAI ID #

2013.S.212.1

Original Inventory #

1

Dimensions

About 61 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm (24 x 18 x 18 in)

General Description

Three-tiered torah crowns such as this are relatively common in Galicia. The tiers symbolize the “crown of Torah, crown of Priesthood, and crown of royalty.” The floral pattern in filigree suggests a 19th century origin.

Description of materials

Silver: filigree

Time period

19th century

Place of origin

Eastern Europe

Provenance

This was the first crown used by Congregation Adath Israel when it formed in 1902.

Holding Institution

Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT

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