This fine Russian yad (Torah pointer) dates to the mid-late 19th century. The large example is finely cast and chased with flowers and foliage surrounding a majestic crown, above Hebrew letters. The end has a hand with a lengthened, curved index finger which allows the cantor or Rabbi to follow the words of the Torah/Bible as it is read aloud. The bail is used to hang the yad from the sacred Torah, and is marked with the appropriate 84 zolotnik mark in addition to other assay marks (representing .875 silver purity). A wonderful piece of Jewish history.
Condition: Excellent condition, with no damages or repairs. The piece has been left unpolished, in original condition.
Measurements: 11 1/2 in long x 7/8 in wide (29 cm long x 2 1/4 cm wide). Weighs approx 2.5 troy ounces.