open cutwork tops; four bells hang from the tower and seven more from lower circular section of openwork finial; openwork crowns at top; inscribed floral pattern to stem

Rimmonim (Torah finial) (one of a pair), c. 1920

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The abstracted plant motifs, arabesques, and C-scrolls that decorate this pair of rimmonim, or Torah finials, are typical of those found in Moroccan metalwork. These would be placed on the staves of a Torah protruding from the top of a hard-sided tik, or Torah container, such as the one also seen in this case.

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Rimmonim (Torah finial) (one of a pair)
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2000.66.4.1
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open cutwork tops; four bells hang from the tower and seven more from lower circular section of openwork finial; openwork crowns at top; inscribed floral pattern to stem