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Pair of Moroccan parcel-gilt Torah finials

Moroccan
19th century


Dimensions

Height: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2019.10.1

Medium or Technique

Silver, parcel-gilt

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Judaica

Classifications

Ritual objects

Octagonal lantern form, chased with scrolling foliage and hung with bells, glazed ogee arches with red and green velvet backing.This type of Rimmonim was used in the Fez and Meknes areas.

Provenance

By 1993, Michael and Judy Steinhardt, New York [see note]; April 29, 2013, Steinhardt sale, Sotheby’s, New York, lot 326, to a private collector; December 19, 2018, anonymous (consigned by a private collector) sale, Sotheby’s, New York, lot 10, to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 20, 2019)

Credit Line

Jetskalina H. Phillips Fund