Synagogue ark elaborately carved, coloured and gilded in the Baroque style with Jewish emblems and a Hebrew text in Spanish lettering.
Synagogue Ark by Unknown Artist, 1584
© Jewish Museum London
- 306 x 228 x 107 cm
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- Children of Viscount Bearsted through The Art Fund
Made for the Venetian Ponentine congregation - the Spanish Portuguese refugees from the Inquisition.
Earls of Tankerville; the Chillingham Castle sale, 1932; Messrs Joseph, Mr Fersht, Harris and Sons from whom Mrs Ionides bought it for donation.