Torah Scroll in Case with Finials
Case and finials: Maurice Mayer (active 1860s–1870s)
Paris, c. 1870
Silver: repoussé, cast, engraved, and parcel-gilt; wood
Scroll: ink on parchment
The early rabbis calculated that the Torah was given to Moses at Mout Sinai on Shavuot. Thus, the holiday is marked by the study of the Torah.