gold and silver patina; gold bands with text in relief at top and bottom of cylindrical portion; diamond floral designs; orange beads at top of cylinder; top finial and removable finials have pendant bells on chains

Torah scroll case (Tik), early 20th century

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This hard sided tik, or Torah scroll container, is representative of the type used in the Sephardic tradition. Fashioned of wood or metal, the hard construction made it easy to transport and provided more protection for the Torah than the Ashkenazi cloth mantle (see an example from the permanent collection on the other side of this gallery). This particular tik was made in Baghdad in the early twentieth century, a city famous for its metalwork.

Details
Title
Torah scroll case (Tik)
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2003.165.1a-c
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gold and silver patina; gold bands with text in relief at top and bottom of cylindrical portion; diamond floral designs; orange beads at top of cylinder; top finial and removable finials have pendant bells on chains