Synagogue ark elaborately carved, coloured and gilded in the Baroque style with Jewish emblems and a Hebrew text in Spanish lettering.

Made for the Venetian Ponentine congregation - the Spanish Portuguese refugees from the Inquisition.

Provenance

Earls of Tankerville; the Chillingham Castle sale, 1932; Messrs Joseph, Mr Fersht, Harris and Sons from whom Mrs Ionides bought it for donation.




Exhibitions at Jewish Museum London

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