Torah scroll

(Rivne Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions)
Torah ("Law of Moses", "Pentateuch of Moses") scroll.
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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 27 sheets of 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. One end of a round of parchment attached to a wooden shaft (Etz Chaim or Tree of Life), the ends of which are carved round plate with notches around the circumference and from the side handles. From the sides of handles and along the rim the wooden rollers are decorated with crankle ornament and with notches in the form of petals.
Museum / institution
Rivne Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions
Inventory number in the institution
РОКМ КН 4907 VIII Д 1801
History, source, type and date of acquisition
From the old funds of the museum, in 1976 it was added to the register.
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.
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: 54.00, length: 1,900.00
Preservation condition
Description of the preservation condition
Yellowed, dirty and sometimes ragged parchment, discs are notched.
Restoration is recommended.
Current location
on display