Torah Shield

Unknown Artist/Makermid-19th century

The Jewish Museum, New York

The Jewish Museum, New York
New York, United States

The inscriptions record the names of various members of the Lipschütz family probably of Danzig. They include that of Zechariah, who "undertook the sacred work of the Torah scroll," and Rabbi Israel Lipschütz, who served several Danzig congregations from 1837 to 1860 and authored a commentary on the Mishnah.


  • Title: Torah Shield
  • Creator: Unknown Artist/Maker
  • Date Created: mid-19th century
  • Location: Gdansk, Poland, Europe
  • Physical Dimensions: 10 15/16 × 8 5/8 in. (27.8 × 21.9 cm)
  • Type: Ceremonial Art
  • Rights: https://thejewishmuseum.org/about-this-site#terms-conditions
  • External Link: View this object at thejewishmuseum.org
  • Medium: Silver: repoussé, engraved, and parcel-gilt

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