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(VII) Img. ID: 10446 Kupa Synagogue in Kraków – Window donation plaque (prior to restoration), , Kazimierz, 1647 edit  
Category: Jewish Architecture

General Document

2 Name/Title Kupa Synagogue in Kraków – Window donation plaque (prior to restoration) | Unknown
3a Object Synagogue
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1647
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Poland | Małopolskie Voivodeship | Cracow (Kraków) | Kazimierz
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Poland | Małopolskie Voivodeship | Cracow (Kraków)
| 8 Warszauera St.
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Levi, Emblem of
Priestly Blessing |
14 Category
17 Photographer Khaimovich, Boris
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. A086634
20 Description

This commemorative plaque was created from painted stucco.

The upper section depicts images of hands in the form of the Priestly Blessing, and the symbol of the Levites (a jar), surmounted by a cartouche. The lower section bears the following Hebrew inscription:

החלון הזה קנאו / ונדבו בני החבורה / הקדושה כהנים / והלוים לכבוד / המקום ולכבוד / ב'ה' [=בית הכנסת] לאורו לפר' [=לפרט] / יברכך יאר ישא / שלום [מילות פתיחה של ברכת כהנים, במדבר ו, 24-26, = 5407/1647]


This window was purchased and donated by the members of the Holy Society of Priests [Cohanim] and Levites in honor of God and in honor of the synagogue, in order to give light to it. The year: [the Lord] bless you, [the Lord make his face] shine [upon you], [the Lord] lift up [his countenance upon you], [and give you] peace [Priestly Blessing, Numbers 6:24-26; the highlighted letters give the year (1646-)1647]. 

Note: As this photograph of 1994 shows, the Hebrew characters yodyodyod, and alef in the penultimate line, as well as the entire word shalom in the ultimate line of the inscription, were originally highlighted by the use of a different color. (This feature disappeared during the recent restoration, when all letters of the inscription were colored in gold.) The sum of the demarcated letters equals [5]407, which corresponds to the year (1646-)1647. The same date for the synagogue’s founding is provided in: Izabella Rejduch-Samkowa and Jan Samek, eds., Katalog Zabytków Sztuki w Polsce, vol. 4: Miasto Kraków, part 6: Kazimierz i Stradom; Judaica: Bóżnice, budowle publiczne i cmentarze (Warsaw: IS PAN, 1995), p. 20.

21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Izabella Rejduch-Samkowa and Jan Samek, eds., Katalog Zabytków Sztuki w Polsce, vol. 4: Miasto Kraków, part 6: Kazimierz i Stradom; Judaica: Bóżnice, budowle publiczne i cmentarze (Warsaw: IS PAN, 1995), pp. 18-20. Maria and Kaziemerz Piechotka, Bramy Nieba: Bóznice murowane na ziemiach dzwnei Rzeczypospolitej, (Warszawa: Krupski i S-ka, 1999), pp. 127-128. Eleonora Bergman and Jan Jagelski, Zachowane Synagogi i domy molitwy w Polsce: Katalog (Żydowski Institut Historyczny, Warszawa, 1996), p. 65.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Boris Khaimovich 1994 49a
50 Researcher Boris Khaimovich 2014 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor Yeshayahu Gruber 2015 54a
55 Donor 55a