13 Torah ornaments


Angelo Scarbello D'Este

Padua, 1701

Partly gold plated silver, embossed, engraved with cast decoration

Donated by Béla Lajta, 1910

Béla Lajta (Leitersdorfer) architect and designer of the Chevra Kadisha institutions in Pest, in 1904 drafted a plan of a Jewish museum to be set up. He purchased the typically Italian Torah finials for his own collection, but when he heard about the founding of the museum in 1910, he was among the first ones to enrich the collection with these torah ornaments which depict the furnishings of the Jerusalem Temple, made in Padua in the beginning of the 18th century.