Fragment of Torah scroll

(Ternopil Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions)
Fragment of Torah ("Law of Moses", "Pentateuch of Moses") scroll.
Torah #1
Scroll is made of parchment on the sheets of which the text of Torah in Hebrew is written. Torah scroll is saved partially and has only one wooden handle of a roller.
Museum / institution
Ternopil Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions
Inventory number in the institution
Культ - 176
Author, place of production
Production period
Technique, comment
Torah scroll is written from left to right on the parchment from a kosher animal skin with special black indelible ink using quill pen. In each column there are 42 lines of text and the distance between the columns is 9 Hebrew letters in the width. Every four pages are sewn together to form sections that are then stitched into a scroll. Parchment pages are sewn with special threads made of the tendons of the feet of kosher animals. The ends of the scroll are attached to the round wooden rollers, called Etz Chaim (Tree of Life) and have handles at the ends.
Religious holiday / lifecycle
for religious use
Religious holiday / lifecycle, comment
Torah scroll is used for a public Torah reading in the synagogue.
middle of XIX - end of XIX
wood, parchment, ink
Preservation condition
Restoration is recommended.
Current location
on display