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  Torah Finials  
  Germany, 1865  
  Silver: die-stamped, cast, gilt  
  h: 36.83 cm w: 10.5 cm   
  Maker: Kronenbitter, active ca. 1864-65  
  [1987.141]  
 
  A 19th century offshoot of a style of finials more often associated with Berlin, this finial has a gallery with an open, columned and domed tempietto (a Renaissance architectural form) and a finely sculpted lion terminal.  Only one of the original pair survives.

 
 
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