Torah Crown

Unknown Artist/Maker1698/99 (date of inscription)

The Jewish Museum, New York

The Jewish Museum, New York
New York, United States

Originally dedicated to an Italian synagogue in 1698/99, this crown was later plundered during a Russian pogrom and then recovered. It became part of the collection of the Great Synagogue of Danzig in the early 20th century. In 1939, it was sent to the Jewish Theological seminary in New York for safekeeping when the Nazis' rise to power forced the Danzig Jewish community to disband.


  • Title: Torah Crown
  • Creator: Unknown Artist/Maker
  • Date Created: 1698/99 (date of inscription)
  • Location: Bolzano, Italy, Europe
  • Physical Dimensions: 6 1/8 × 7 3/8 in. (15.5 × 18.7 cm)
  • Type: Ceremonial Art
  • Rights: https://thejewishmuseum.org/about-this-site#terms-conditions
  • External Link: View this object at thejewishmuseum.org
  • Medium: Copper: repoussé, pierced, traced, and engraved

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