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(VII) Img. ID: 134515 Great Wooden Synagogue in Mykhalkivtsi (Mikhalpol, Michałpol), , Mykhalkivtsi (Mikhalpol, Michałpol), 1762 edit  
Category: Jewish Architecture

General Document

2 Name/Title Great Wooden Synagogue in Mykhalkivtsi (Mikhalpol, Michałpol) | Unknown
3a Object Synagogue
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1762
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Ukraine | Khmelnyts'ka obl. | Mykhalkivtsi (Mikhalpol, Michałpol)
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine | Taranushchenko collection
| 579
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Building does not exist
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Lion and unicorn
Basket with fruits
Elephant with a tower on his back |
14 Category
17 Photographer Zholtovsky, Pavlo
18 Photograph Date 1928?
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. A347965.JPG
20 Description


The bulk of the synagogue has a square plan. The construction of the vault consisted of the octagonal dome placing over a square room with pendentives. Two stepped curved vaulted construction supported the dome.

The multi-tiered composition of the murals correlated with synagogue construction.

The murals of the synagogue made in 1762/3 in accordance to the inscription.

The decoration of the octagonal dome consists of three concentric layers of the composition. In the center of the dome are placed floral rosette. The wide ring of vegetable plaiting with cups of flowers, animals and birds surrounded the central rosette.

Painted architectural cornice separates vegetable plaiting from the broad band with eight medallions with symbolical images. The are: the lion and the unicorn (in a battle), camel (between trees), wicker basket with the first fruits, elephant with a turret (the house) on the back, group of deer grazing, hand removes the snake from the tree. An animal with a bushy tail (fox) is hiding under a tree, lion and lioness running, the large dark bear on a chain.

The square room with pendentives are depicted by eight round medallions with animals images and inscriptions. The medallions are placed inside floral ornament.


The first step of curved vaulted construction which supported the dome are decorated by landscape and narrative scenes.

The second step of curved vaulted construction which supported the dome are decorated by zodiacs signs, three on each side of the synagogue.  

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
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 Khaimovich 49a
50 Researcher Khaimovich 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a