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Torah case and scroll, Egypt, 19th-20th century

Unknownlate 19th century - early 20th century

The Jewish Museum, London

The Jewish Museum, London
London, United Kingdom

Torah scroll and case from the Eliahou Hanavi synagogue, Alexandria, Egypt. The round wooden case is decorated with inlaid decoration of various woods, mother-of-pearl and ivory. The extended scroll rollers originally held a pair of rimonim (Torah finials; see no. C 1980.3.10.2). The scroll and case were presented by the Rolo family to the Alexandria synagogue. Robert J. Rolo served as the president of Alexandria's Jewish community between 1934 and 1948.

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