Torah scroll

(Rivne Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions)
Torah ("Law of Moses", "Pentateuch of Moses") scroll.
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Torah #1
Torah #8
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 53 sheets of parchment in 42 lines in Hebrew. One of the ends of parchment scroll is attached to a round wooden roller (Etz Chaim or Tree of Life), on the ends of which are round carved plates with notches along the rim and from the side of handles.
Museum / institution
Rivne Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions
Inventory number in the institution
РОКМ КН 4908 VIII Д 1802
Author, place of production
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 resistant 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, bone, parchment, ink
Dimensions, cm
width: 53.00, length: 2,900.00
Preservation condition
Requires immediate restoration.
Current location
in storage