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Three-tiered torah crowns such as this are relatively common in Galicia. The tiers symbolize the “crown of Torah, crown of Priesthood, and crown of royalty.” The floral pattern in filigree suggests a 19th century origin.
About 61 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm (24 x 18 x 18 in)
three dimensional object
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Jewish decoration and adornment
Jewish art and symbolism
Judaism -- Liturgical objects
Jewish art objects
This was the first crown used by Congregation Adath Israel when it formed in 1902.
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Adath Israel Collection
Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT