Collection of Simchat Torah Flags – Jerusalem, Late 19th Century and Early 20th Century

Opening: $1,000
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Six printed Simchat Torah flags. [Jerusalem, late 19th century and early 20th century].
Six Simchat Torah flags, adorned with lions and Torah crowns; with views of holy sites; with images of Moses and Aaron, with "Lamnatzeach" Menorahs (Menorah-shaped representations of the Hebrew text of the "Psalm of the Menorah, " Psalms 67, more familiarly associated with "Shiviti" plaques); with Stars of David; with the Tablets of the Law; with the four creatures designated as exemplary metaphors by Rabbi Judah ben Tema in the Mishnaic "Ethics of the Fathers" (Avoth 5:20: "Be bold as a leopard…"); with (mostly) biblical verses relevant to the holiday ("Standard of the Camp of Judah" [Numbers 2:3], "For out of Zion shall go forth the Torah" [Isaiah 2:3], "Give honor to the Torah" [liturgical passage], "Ascribe greatness to our God" [Deuteronomy 32:3]; "And you shall rejoice in your holiday" [Deuteronomy 16:14]; and more. Four of the flags are printed on color paper in gold or silver ink.
Size and condition vary. Overall fair-good condition. Blemishes. Closed and open tears. Creases and stains.
Jewish Ceremonial Art
Jewish Ceremonial Art