Torah Mantle

Unknown Artist/Maker1722/23

The Jewish Museum, New York

The Jewish Museum, New York
New York, United States

The Hebrew inscription in the central panel indicates that this Torah mantle was donated by Blümle, daughter of Hayyim Sinzheim of Vienna. Sinzheim was one of a privileged few, known as Court Jews, who attained positions of prominence in finance, diplomacy, and trade in the Germanic lands during the 18th century. The reference in the inscriptions to the rod of Aaron and the House of Levi suggests that Hayyim Sinzheim was a kohen, a member of the priestly class.


  • Title: Torah Mantle
  • Creator: Unknown Artist/Maker
  • Date Created: 1722/23
  • Location: Vienna, Austria, Europe
  • Physical Dimensions: 32 × 18 in. (81.3 × 45.7 cm)
  • Type: Ceremonial Art
  • Rights: https://thejewishmuseum.org/about-this-site#terms-conditions
  • External Link: View this object at thejewishmuseum.org
  • Medium: Silk: embroidered with silk and metallic thread; metallic ribbon; metallic fringe

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