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Rimmonim (Torah finial) (one of a pair): Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2002-11-15

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rimon is Hebrew for "pommegranate". This pair of rimmonim (plural) embody the pommegranate shape in its simplest form. The staves on which the Torah is rolled are often referred to as Etz Hayim or the "Tree of Life." The pommegranates, an exotic Mediterranean fruit, represent the fruit of that tree.
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