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These carved feet were ornamental supports for the Torah ark at Anshe Sfard, a Chassidic synagogue built on Cumberland Avenue near Wilmot Street in Portland in 1917.
The ark probably held three Torahs. It was topped with a carved eagle, painted gold.
The Andshe Sfard congregation diminished and the synagogue closed in the 1950s. The building was demolished in 1983.
About This Item
- Title: Carved eagle feet for Anshe Sfard synagogue Torah ark, Portland, ca. 1917
- Creation Date: circa 1917
- Subject Date: circa 1917
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Wood
- Local Code: 2009.202
- Object Type: Physical Object
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Anshe Sfard (Portland, Me.)
- Jewish art and symbolism
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485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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