Torah Shield

Georg Ludwig August Krauss1815 (date of inscription)

The Jewish Museum, New York

The Jewish Museum, New York
New York, United States

The Hebrew inscription indicates that the piece was donated by a Burial Society Talmud Torah during Shavuot of 1815, and rededicated in 1919/20 by members of the Katz and Segal families. The medusa heads on the column bases and the laurel wreath show the influence of neo-classicism.


  • Title: Torah Shield
  • Creator: Georg Ludwig August Krauss
  • Date Created: 1815 (date of inscription)
  • Location: Nuremberg, Germany, Europe
  • Physical Dimensions: 15 7/16 × 10 7/8 in. (39.2 × 27.7 cm)
  • Type: Ceremonial Art
  • Rights: https://thejewishmuseum.org/about-this-site#terms-conditions
  • External Link: View this object at thejewishmuseum.org
  • Medium: Silver: repoussé, punched, engraved, and cast; glass

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