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JUDAICA:- AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER TORAH SHIELD
JUDAICA:- AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER TORAH SHIELD

UNMARKED, PROBABLY GALICIAN, CIRCA 1850

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JUDAICA:- AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER TORAH SHIELD
UNMARKED, PROBABLY GALICIAN, CIRCA 1850
Engraved with Moses and Aaron, the High Priest, the former with staff, the latter swinging an incense burner, centred by the twin tablets of the Law bearing the Ten Commandments, applied with four fish and four pierced floral bosses set with red pastes and a cartouche flanked by angels, with chain attachment and a small pendent escutcheon with Hebrew dedication, the shield with a cut-out rectangular window, fitted behind with a container holding five interchangeable title slides each titled in Hebrew with the relevant festival or sabbath, a vertical band of foliate engraving down each side
12¼ in. long (31 cm.)
34 oz. (1071 gm.)

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