Fragment of Torah scroll, the book "Bereshit"

(Rivne Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions)
Fragment of the Torah ("The Law of Moses", "The Pentateuch of Moses") scroll.
Torah #4
Torah #5
Torah #2
Torah #1
Torah #3
This fragment of the Torah scroll consists of three connected sheets of parchment made of a kosher animal skin. The first sheet contains four columns of the text while the sheet in the middle and the last sheet contain three columns each. The text of this fragment belongs to the book "Bereshit" and includes three weekly portions "Noach", "Lech-Lecha" and "Vayeira".
Museum / institution
Rivne Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions
Inventory number in the institution
РОКМ НДФ № 16726
Author, place of production
History, source, type and date of acquisition
In 1996 it was added to the register.
Production period
Technique, comment
The Torah scroll is written from left to right on the parchment made of 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 together with special threads made of the sinews of the feet of kosher animals.
Religious holiday / lifecycle
for religious use
Religious holiday / lifecycle, comment
The Torah scroll is used for a public Torah reading in the synagogue.
middle of XIX - end of XIX
parchment, ink
Dimensions, cm
width: 71.00, length: 204.00
Preservation condition
Description of the preservation condition
Yellowed parchment, sometimes stained, ragged edges, partial shedding of ink.
Requires immediate restoration.
Current location
in storage