Auction 2

Lot 195:

A Pair of 19th Century Yemenite Brass Rimonim

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Rimonim (finials) for a Torah scroll. [Yemen. 19th century]. Height: 30 cm, diam: 4.5 cm. Weight: 720 gr.

The rimonim are made of brass, repoussé and engraved. They are cylindrical with slanted protrusions in the usual Yemenite style. These rimonim have a delicate vegetal decoration engraved on brass plates.

For similar rimonim, see: Esther Muchavsky-Schnapper, The Yemenites Two Thousand Years of Jewish Culture, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2000, p. 170, no. 1.

The rimonim have been repaired by welding in a few places.