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(VII) Img. ID: 178124 Leipziger Temple in Piatra Neamţ – Torah ark and amud, Torah ark, Piatra-Neamţ, edit  
Category: Jewish Architecture

General Document

2 Name/Title Leipziger Temple in Piatra Neamţ – Torah ark and amud | Unknown
3a Object Amud
Torah ark
3b Object Detail Torah ark
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Romania | Moldavia | Piatra-Neamţ
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Romania | Moldavia | Piatra-Neamţ
| 7 Dimitrie Ernici St.
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Egypt, View of
Eagle, double-headed displayed
Two griffins
Magen David |
14 Category
17 Photographer Vilensky, Dmitry
18 Photograph Date 1996
19 Negative/ Photo. No. Romania-1997-21
19a Scan No. A095548
20 Description

The eastern wall of the prayer hall presents a complicated architectural decoration. A wall painting depicts tall columns supporting elaborate neo-Gothic pendentives. The Torah ark is situated in the center of the eastern wall and represents a high, three-tiered construction against the backdrop of a luxurious red curtain. The Torah ark is fashioned in the shape of a portal. It is carved, painted, and gilded, with decorations depicting lions, birds, trumpeting gryphons, the stone Tablets of the Law, and hands portraying the high priestly blessing. The upper tier of the Torah ark contains two oval paintings of Egyptian pyramids and ruins. Above the Torah ark stands a large gilded double-headed eagle with a single crown placed on its heads. 




Above the two oval paintings in the upper tier of the Torah ark, within a round medallion containing a Magen David:

כת [=כתר תורה]

Translation: Crown of the Torah


Above the Torah ark:

מכינו [אבינו] מלכנו פתח שערי שמים לתפלתינו

Translation: Our father, our king, open the gates of heaven to our prayers!

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 Boris 49a
50 Researcher Khaimovich Boris 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor Yeshayahu Gruber 2015 54a
55 Donor 55a