Permanent Collection

Torah Shield

Title: Torah Shield
Dimensions: 15 3/8 x 11 7/8 x 1 3/8in. (39.1 x 30.2 x 3.5cm)
Medium: Silver: repoussé, engraved, punched, gilded
Credit Line: Gift of the Family of Michael and Lisa Sandman in loving memory of those who came before us
Object Number: 2013.2

Culture: German, Augsburg
Marks: At bottom, right of center: maker’s mark: HM At bottom, left of center: Augsburg city mark with date letter H Sotheby’s paper label affixed to underside of base: [bar code] / 6MG6B / N08961 0126
Inscriptions: Engraved on center plaque: (translation from Hebrew) H[oly] S[abbath] Engraved on lower plaque: (translation from Hebrew) The esteemed priest Samuel Joseph Ezekial, of blessed memory, and his wife Feygl, may she remain among the living, in the year [5]509 [1749] [Note: Feygl (“bird”) is the Judeo-German word for the Hebrew name Zipporah] In black paint on verso: NY MJS 170
Classification: Metal
Department: Judaic