Auction No. 087

Old books, manuscripts, Judaica items, numismatics, coins

February 25, 2015
Opening $ 150
Estimate $ 250 - $ 300
Velvet mantle for the Book of Joshua. Velvet, embroidered in gold. Beginning of the 20th century? 60x25 cm. Purple mantle for a parchment scroll of Joshua. Embroidered with thick metal threads, copper threads integrated with discs. With text שרה רחל טעפער ב"ר יונה. Some synagogues read the haftora from a parchment scroll, as per the custom of the GR"A. Mantles for books of the prophets are very rare since there weren't very many synagogues that had these scrolls; particularly Joshua, which only contains a few haftarot. Light blemishes. Fine condition.