Item 100321 - Carved eagle feet for Anshe Sfard synagogue Torah ark, Portland, ca. 1917
- Item 100321 - Carved eagle feet for Anshe Sfard synagogue Torah ark, Portland, ca. 1917
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- Item 100321
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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.Show Details
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.