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Bimah Curtain and Valance

Identifier: B002.16.0312.00001


Blue velvet brocade Bimah curtain and valance for the Ark. Embroidered in gold threads and sequins on the curtain is a crown, two lions, Hebrew letters standing for ''the crown of the Torah,'' and the Ten Commandments in Hebrew between the lions. A Star of David and a vine with flowers are also embroidered on the curtain. Embroidered on the valance are two Star of Davids and a vase with wheat. Both the curtain and the valance have gold colored trim and fringe.


  • early-mid 20th century

Rights and Usage Statement

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2 items (1 bimah curtain and 1 valance) ; 147 x 208 centimeters

Scope and Contents

From the Series: This series includes religious, medical, printing, administrative, trophies, and other types of objects used at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Examples of objects are Torah scrolls, embroidered towels made by a patient, a Hebrew Corona typewriter, printing cases and type, and a chess trophy.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good Cloth


Title supplied by archivist. ||The curtain is 147 x 208 centimeters; the valance is 147 x 38 centimeters. ||Measurements do not include the fringe.

Drawing Number

147 x 208 centimeters


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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