Torah Shield

Johann Adam Boller (1679 – 1731)1710/1730

Jewish Museum Frankfurt / Museum Judengasse

Jewish Museum Frankfurt / Museum Judengasse
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

A Torah shield is placed in front of the Torah mantle that covers the scroll stored inside the Torah Ark in a synagogue. This Torah shield was manufactured by a Christian silversmith from Frankfurt, because Jews were not allowed to work as silversmiths. This typical local baroque-era piece combines the specifications of the Jewish clients and non-Jewish design ideas.


  • Title: Torah Shield
  • Creator: Johann Adam Boller (1679 – 1731)
  • Date Created: 1710/1730
  • Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Location Created: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Subject Keywords: ritual art, judaica, judaism
  • Type: Judaica
  • Medium: partially gilded silver and copper

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