early 19th century
9 1/4 x 1 x 1 in. (23.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm) (show scale)
On handle: "W" in rectangular frame and another illegible mark.
Assigned to the Brooklyn Museum by Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc.
Torah Pointer, silver plated metal. Ball at one end with attached chain connected to cylindrical stem which is twisted and tapers toward the tip; smaller ball finial with flattened, stylized hand with pointing finger at tip.
Condition: Fair. Loss of decorative elements in hand, some discoloration of surface.
This item is not on view
Jewish. Torah Pointer, early 19th century. Silver-plated metal, 9 1/4 x 1 x 1 in. (23.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm). Assigned to the Brooklyn Museum by Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc., L50.26.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, L50.26.3.jpg)
overall, L50.26.3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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