[Torah Breastplate from Demopolis, Alabama]

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Creation: 1860

A popular element often included in Torah decoration is the Torah breastplate, as pictured here. The Torah breastplate, or Torah shield, is an ornamentation hanging over the 'neck' of the atzei chaim (חיימ עצ tree of life), the wooden staves of the Torah scroll. This traditional Torah breastplate features a luchos (לוחות tablet) flanked by lions, symbolizing the cherubim which guarded the Ark of God. This artistically crafted sterling silver Torah breastplate is sized 5"x 6 1/2".

Title

[Torah Breastplate from Demopolis, Alabama]

Date

Creation: 1860

Description

A popular element often included in Torah decoration is the Torah breastplate, as pictured here. The Torah breastplate, or Torah shield, is an ornamentation hanging over the 'neck' of the atzei chaim (חיימ עצ tree of life), the wooden staves of the Torah scroll. This traditional Torah breastplate features a luchos (לוחות tablet) flanked by lions, symbolizing the cherubim which guarded the Ark of God. This artistically crafted sterling silver Torah breastplate is sized 5"x 6 1/2".

Rights

Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University

Format

Judaica

Source

Item on loan from Congregation Micah (Brentwood, Tn.)

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Torah_breastplate.JPG

Citation

“[Torah Breastplate from Demopolis, Alabama],” Gallery, accessed November 18, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/883.