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Case for a sefer torah—Iraq, beginning of the 20th century.
Wood covered in velvet, Bordeaux color. Throughout the case are plates of tin and silver decorated with repetitive florally patterned reliefs. In the center are two hammered circles decorated with dedicatory inscriptions from 1912, to the Shevach Achim community, in memory of Shmaya Nuri Pinso. In the upper part of the case are beads and a crown with finials that bears bells and steel nails for hanging finials. Inside is velvet for protecting the sefer, with verses inscribed and covered in two pieces of glass. Iraq, 1912. | One bell missing. The clasp for closing is missing. Height: 96cm. Diameter: 25cm. Generally good condition.
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