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Item ID   1507    
Open more fields Accession Number   67.0.3 a-z similar items
Category   Jewish Life -- Synagogue and Communal Life similar items
Item Type   Torah Ark similar items
Title   Torah ark from the Tekumbagum synagogue in Mattancherry, Kochi similar items
Open more fields Creation Place   India, Kochi, Kerala similar items
Open more fields Date Created   17th Century similar items
Physical Description   Wooden structure made of multiple individual elements with elaborate carved and polychromed surfaces, predominantly red, green, and gold; four columns with shell capitals flank two tiers of double doors; triangular pediment with shell finial and draped central cartouche, inscribed in Hebrew characters. similar items
Description   Torah ark from the Tekumbagum Synagogue in Mattancherry (Kochi), dating from the 17th century. The painted surfaces were restored at a later time. The Hebrew inscription reads כתר תורה (keter torah; "Crown of the Torah"). The synagogue, which had last undergone renovations in 1647, was the only one of the eight synagogues in Kochi to have been physically demolished by the last members of its congregation upon their emigration to Israel (sometime after 1954). The ark was subsequently dismantled and stored at the Kadavumbagum Synagogue of Ernakulam. similar items
Medium   paint and gold leaf on wood, cartouche: tin and brass veneer similar items
Script   Hebrew similar items
Language   Hebrew similar items
Link to this Item   http://magnesalm.org/notebook_fext.asp?site=magnes&book=1507 similar items
Link to Flickr.com   http://www.flickr.com/photos/magnesmuseum/4709561480/    

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