Arks

Various forms of chests, coffers, and other covered receptacles generally made of strong and durable construction and used to store articles of great value, such as the Torah scrolls in synagogues.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
19248
Names
arks
ark
ark chests
arks, holy
Arks of the Law
chests, ark
holy arks
shrines, Torah
Torah shrines
arken Dutch
arcas Spanish
arca Spanish

More Definitions

Strong chests, coffers, bins, boxes, close baskets, or similar tightly covered receptacles, generally made of wood and distinguished by having particularly strong, durable, and often water-tight construction. Used to store food or articles of great value.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300139717. The J. Paul Getty Trust.