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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

Copyright not evaluated: The copyright and related rights status of this Item has not been evaluated. Please refer to the organization that has made the Item available for more information. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. See:


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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