"Lilienthal" Torah Binder (Germany, 1814, detail)

"Lilienthal" Torah Binder (Germany, 1814, detail)

Torah binder and circumcision cloth; fine silk "needle painting", shaded satin stitch embroidery on silk lined linen and other embroidery techniques employed including French knots and chain stitch. Depicts plant and animal symbols including tulip, hare, eagle, and peacock.

The Hebrew inscription recites: "Menachem, called Mendl, ben Judah Loeb Schnaidack, born under a good sign on Thursday 3rd of Marheshvan 5575 (Oct. 17, 1814): May the Lord let him ascend to the Torah and the Chuppah and to good deeds. Amen, Selah. Made by Koppel ben Moses Heller, Segal, of the congregation of Bretzfeld, residing in Munich."

Accession no. 80.83 (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Lilienthal).

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