Torah scroll

(Pochaiv Historical and Art Museum)
Torah ("Law of Moses", "Pentateuch of Moses") scroll.
Torah #1
Torah scroll (Sefer Torah) is handwritten parchment scroll with the text of of the Pentateuch of Moses (Torah). The text of the Torah is written on the parchment in 42 lines in Hebrew. The ends of parchment scroll are attached to the round wooden rollers with carved handles (Etz Chaim or Tree of Life), between which wooden disks were put.
Museum / institution
Pochaiv Historical and Art Museum
History, source, type and date of acquisition
Transferred to permanent storage from Lviv State Museum of the History of Religion and Atheism in April 1982.
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. 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. Font height 0,5 cm.
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
wood, parchment, ink
Dimensions, cm
width: 50.00, length: 3,510.00
Preservation condition
Restoration is recommended.
Current location
on display
Since when displayed (year and month, the name of the exhibition or exposure)
1982 р