Silver Torah breastplate, yad, and six portion plaques (a, b, c) Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Item 1981.148T
Level of Description


  • late 19th - early 20th century (Creation)


  • Scope and Contents

    American, English, Czech, silver

    Breastplate: shield form in late 19th century Russian style.  Leaf designs, crown bells, and bird finial.  Ark with ten commandments opening on hinge to reveal Torah.  Pillars with bells on sides of ark.  Portion box, with dated inscription, and three hanging bells on bottom.  Chain on back.  Stamp and "sterling" on bottom, just left of center.  13.5" (height), 10" (width)

    Yad: Hand form, with chain.  Heart stamp with letters "D,J,S" and three small stamps.  6.5" (length)

    Portion plaques: Six assorted plaques.  Hebrew inscriptions.  2.5" (avg. length) [1.75", 2.5", 2.5", 2.75", 3", 3.25"]