A paint-decorated, gilt-heightened wood carving of lions flanking a Decalogue, surmounted by a Torah crown  artist unidentified New York City (lower east side); c.1920

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Lot 68W
A paint-decorated, gilt-heightened wood carving of lions flanking a Decalogue, surmounted by a Torah crown
artist unidentified
New York City (lower east side); c.1920

Sold for US$ 4,750 inc. premium

Fine Judaica

10 Dec 2013, 13:00 EST

New York

A paint-decorated, gilt-heightened wood carving of lions flanking a Decalogue, surmounted by a Torah crown
artist unidentified
New York City (lower east side); c.1920
length 189 cm (74-1/2 in); height 96.5 cm (38 in); depth 21.6 cm (8-1/2in)

Footnotes

  • This lot features the hands of the high priest, the Kohan, above the carving. This image is intended to give the temple a blessing and is a common motif on arks, grave-stones and papercuts.

    Reference: Murray Zimiles, Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses: The Synagogue to the Carousel, Jewish Carving Traditions (Waltham, M.A.: Brandeis University, 2007). 128.
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A paint-decorated, gilt-heightened wood carving of lions flanking a Decalogue, surmounted by a Torah crown  artist unidentified New York City (lower east side); c.1920
A paint-decorated, gilt-heightened wood carving of lions flanking a Decalogue, surmounted by a Torah crown  artist unidentified New York City (lower east side); c.1920
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