Piece of Torah scroll

(Zaporizhia Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions)
Fragment of Torah ("Law of Moses", "Pentateuch of Moses") scroll.
Torah #1
Fragment of the Torah scroll is made from a piece of parchment made of the kosher animal skin. Text is written with the black ink in three columns with 42 rows in each column. Тhe text of this piece of scroll belongs to the book"Shmot" of the Torah and to the week's portion "Beshalach" ("When let go ..."). On the left and right sides of the parchment there are the holes - traces of stitching.
Museum / institution
Zaporizhia Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions
Inventory number in the institution
КП - 3534
History, source, type and date of acquisition
Transferred to the museum by Plekhun Fedir Pylypovych in March 1951.
Production period
manuscript, handicraft
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.
Religious holiday / lifecycle
for religious use
Religious holiday / lifecycle, comment
Torah scroll is used for a public Torah reading in the synagogue.
the beginning of XIX - end of XIX
parchment, ink
Dimensions, cm
width: 46.00, length: 46.50
Preservation condition
Description of the preservation condition
On the parchment between the first and second columns of text  there is a hole with jagged edges, yellowed and caked  parchment with spots.
Restoration is recommended.
Current location
in storage