Panel from a Torah Shrine from the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo


Panel from a Torah Shrine from the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, 11th century, wood (walnut) with traces of paint and gilt, 87.3 x 36.7 cm (The Walters Art Museum). The patterns of vine scrolls and lozenges shows the influence of Islamic art.

Panel from a Torah Shrine from the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, 11th century, wood (walnut) with traces of paint and gilt, 87.3 x 36.7 cm (The Walters Art Museum). The patterns of vine scrolls and lozenges shows the influence of Islamic art.

Cite this page as: Gwen Shaw, "Panel from a Torah Shrine from the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo," in Smarthistory, December 19, 2015, accessed May 20, 2018, https://smarthistory.org/jewish-history-to-the-middle-ages/screen-shot-2015-12-18-at-7-07-50-pm/.