Torah ark curtain and valance (Germany, 1849-1859), 67.1.14.13

Torah ark curtain and valance (Germany, 1849-1859)
Torah ark curtain and valance (Germany, 1849-1859)

Torah ark curtain and valance inscribed in Hebrew and Aramaic zot nidvat ha-chevra de-nashim de-poh gernsheyym bi-shnat [5]610 le-p[rat]-q[atan] (“this is a gift of the women’s guild of Gernsheim in the year [5]610”)

Gernsheim, Hesse, Germany, 1849-1850
Cotton Velveteen, silver metallic embroidery floss and cardboard embroidery substrate
Judah L. Magnes Museum purchase, Siegfried S. Strauss collection, 67.1.14.13 a-b (75.183.2a-b)