Under Reconstruction!


(VII) Img. ID: 126104 Wooden Synagogue in Pakroujis, Southeastern segment of the dome and the upper part of the Torah ark, Pakruojis (Pokroi), 1801, 1895 edit  
Category: Jewish Architecture

General Document

2 Name/Title Wooden Synagogue in Pakroujis | Unknown
3a Object Synagogue
Wall painting (Decoration)
3b Object Detail Southeastern segment of the dome and the upper part of the Torah ark
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1801, 1895
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Lithuania | Šiauliai County | Pakruojis (Pokroi)
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Lithuania | Šiauliai | Šiauliai Aušra Museum
| no.3721
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Lithuania | Šiauliai County | Pakruojis
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Tablets of the Law (central element of heraldic composition)
Two griffins
Priestly Blessing
Eagle, double-headed displayed
Eagle accompanied by the verse 'and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself' (Ex. 19: 4)
Two lions
Tree |
14 Category
17 Photographer Lemchenas, Chackelis, and Vaitkus, Stasys
18 Photograph Date 1938
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. A179624
20 Description

The Torah ark occupied the center of the southeastern wall. This three-tiered wooden construction was carved and painted by an anonymous Jewish craftsman (Lemchenas, “Pakruojo medinė sinagoga,” p. 101). Four steps led from the floor to the landing in front of the ark, flanked by panelled bars. On the first tier, two Composite columns carved with wine scrolls and separated by imitation marble panels stood on either side of the ark. The columns supported an entablature, which is inscribed with the verse כי מציון תצא תורה (for out of Zion shall go forth the law, Is. 2: 3). On the second tier, decorated with four Corinthian columns, two sculptured rampant griffons held the Tablets of the Law, surmounted by hands raised in priestly blessing. The entablature of this tier is inscribed אתכם על כנפי נשרים ואבא אתכם אלי ([I bare] you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself, Ex. 19: 4). On the third tier, the Doric aedicula spanned with a Baroque pediment included the Russian two-headed imperial eagle with its insignia: sceptre, orb and crowns. Another, larger crown was attached to the pediment above the eagle. The second double-headed eagle inscribed with the Tetragrammaton is placed above; two lions held a crown above this eagle. 

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 Southeast
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk center
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section western gallery
27k Direction Prayer Southeast
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem Southeast

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
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 49a
50 Researcher Sergey Kravtsov, Vladimir Levin 2006, 2016 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor Carmen Echevarria 2016 54a
55 Donor 55a