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(VII) Img. ID: 124337 Synagogue in Bobowa, , Bobowa, 1778 edit  
Category: Jewish Architecture

General Document

2 Name/Title Synagogue in Bobowa | Unknown
3a Object Synagogue
Torah ark
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1778
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Poland | Małopolskie Voivodeship | Bobowa
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Poland | Małopolskie Voivodeship | Bobowa
| Żydowska St.
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Baroque|
13 Iconographical Subject Jachin and Boaz
Columns with vine and clusters of grapes
Foliate and floral ornaments
Two birds
Tablets of the Law
Two lions
Two griffins
Columns |
14 Category
17 Photographer Khaimovich, Boris
18 Photograph Date 1995
19 Negative/ Photo. No. Poland-1995-16
19a Scan No. A176821
20 Description
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
Shortly after WWII, the building was rebuilt, but during the communist period housed a school's workshops. In 1993, the building became the property of the Kraków Jewish Community. It was renovated thanks to funds from Rabbi Asche Scharf of New York, and a grand reopening was held in July 2003. It currently serves as a place of prayer for visiting Jews and is also open to the public.
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography

Bergman, Eleonora and Jan Jagelski, Zachowane synagogi i domy modlitwy w Polsce. Katalog. (Warsaw, 1996), p. 23 with ill.;

Maria and Kazimierz Piechotka, Bramy Nieba: Bóżnice murowane na ziemiach dawnej Rzeczypospolitej (Warsaw, 1999), pp. 359-61 with ills. and ill. 416;

Maria and Kazimierz Piechotka, Heaven’s Gates: Masonry Synagogues in the Territories of the Former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, trans. Krzystof Z. Cieszkowski (Warsaw: Polish Institute of World Art Series : Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, 2017), 447.

Przemysław Burchard, Pamiątki i zabytki kultury Żydowskiej w Polsce (Warszawa, 1990), p. 207;


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43c Volume
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49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a