Torah Crown

Unknown Artist/Maker1698/99 (date of inscription)

The Jewish Museum, New York

The Jewish Museum, New York

Originally dedicated to an Italian synagogue in 1698/99, this crown was later plundered during a Russian pogrom and then recovered. It became part of the collection of the Great Synagogue of Danzig in the early 20th century. In 1939, it was sent to the Jewish Theological seminary in New York for safekeeping when the Nazis' rise to power forced the Danzig Jewish community to disband.

Source: The Jewish Museum, New York, 2003.

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  • Title: Torah Crown
  • Creator: Unknown Artist/Maker
  • Date Created: 1698/99 (date of inscription)
  • Location: Bolzano, Italy
  • Place Part Of: Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: w187 x h155 cm
  • Culture: Bolzano (Italy)
  • Credit Line: Gift of the Danzig Jewish Community, D 58
  • Type: Ceremonial Art-Metalwork
  • Rights: http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/researchimagerequests
  • Medium: Copper: repoussé, pierced, traced, and engraved


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