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Snapshots

  1. Ornamental Jug moldings

    Snapshot Title: Ornamental Jug moldings
    Taken by: Moshe Caine

    Image: The Mantua Ark
    Image Owner: Moshe Caine



    Description:

    Symbolic of the ...



  2. Carvings

    Snapshot Title: Carvings
    Taken by: Moshe Caine

    Image: The Mantua Ark
    Image Owner: Moshe Caine



    Description:

    Intricate wood carvings throughout the ark highlight the remarkable craftsmanship.



  3. Doors

    Snapshot Title: Doors
    Taken by: Moshe Caine

    Image: The Mantua Ark
    Image Owner: Moshe Caine



    Description:

    The doors of the ark were opened to remove the Torah scroll(s) prior to the reading of the weekly portion.



  4. Drawers

    Snapshot Title: Drawers
    Taken by: Moshe Caine

    Image: The Mantua Ark
    Image Owner: Moshe Caine



    Description:

    For storing the various utensils of the Torah. Crowns, covers, etc.



  5. Gabai Chairs

    Snapshot Title: Gabai Chairs
    Taken by: Moshe Caine

    Image: The Mantua Ark
    Image Owner: Moshe Caine



    Description:

    This chair and the one on the other side of the ark were probably the seats of the "Gabaim", the managers of the Synagoogue.



  6. Inscription

    Snapshot Title: Inscription
    Taken by: Moshe Caine

    Image: The Mantua Ark
    Image Owner: Moshe Caine



    Description:

    Inscription bearing the name of lady Sarah, wife of Isaac of Norse. This is a very rare occurrence of the appearance of a woman's name on a holy ark.



  7. Top of the Ark

    Snapshot Title: Top of the Ark
    Taken by: Moshe Caine

    Image: The Mantua Ark
    Image Owner: Moshe Caine



    Description:

    Top Inscription reads: "Crown of Torah". Bottom inscription reads" "Strengh of the One"