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Moré (yad)

  • Moré (yad) © Ministerio de Cultura

    Moré (yad) © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Rites, worship and beliefs

Date

1901-2000

Original title

Moré (yad)
Sephardic Museum
Toledo
Toledo, Castile-La Mancha
Toledo

Embossed silver pointer used for following the reading of the Torah (the Jewish book of laws)

The shaft is ridged and inlaid with red and white tear-shaped semi-precious stones. On one end it has a spherical recipient for perfumes (besamim), decorated with roses, acanthus leaves and a brief inscription in Hebrew.

It is used for reading the Torah, as if this holy book is touched by the hand, the legal scrolls become impure.
 

Details of the work

Object
Pointer

Dimensions
Length = 47.6 cm

Technique
Assemblage, embossing, inlay

Material
Silver and precious stones

  

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