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TORAH POINTER

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Torah pointer has on one end a hand with a long finger for following the text. Handle has an engraved floral motif on a nielloed background. At one end is a chain for holding on the wrist. Used in Jewish services.

Category:
niellos
Object name:
TORAH POINTER
Made from:
Silver -- niello
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
32.5 cm (12 13/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
13.18
Class:
NIELLO
Signature marks:
MARK on one end: St. George and the Dragon for Moscow, 84 for silver standard, illegible number stamped
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973