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(VII) Img. ID: 178667 Synagogue in Sandomierz - Torah ark, Wall paintings, Sandomierz, 1677?: early 20th century edit  
Category: Jewish Architecture

General Document

2 Name/Title Synagogue in Sandomierz - Torah ark | Unknown
3a Object Torah ark
3b Object Detail Wall paintings
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1677?: early 20th century
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Poland | Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship | Sandomierz
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Poland | Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship | Sandomierz
| Basztowa St.
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Griffin |
14 Category
17 Photographer Khaimovich, Boris
18 Photograph Date 1997
19 Negative/ Photo. No. Poland-1997-5
19a Scan No. A086704
20 Description

Torah Ark

On the eastern wall above the niche of the Torah ark are preserved murals consisting of two layers. Both layers of the murals preserved in fragments. The bottom layer of the murals shows the table of covenant decorated by architectural and floral decor. Under the table of covenant placed a large fragment of floral Renaissance  ornament. The murals included an oval medallion with the name of the master (not preserved) and the date of manufacture. The date of the painting  that specified in text  - 1677,  does not match the generally accepted date of construction of the synagogue after 1758.

The top layer of the painting, located on the plaster above the old layer, contains figures of two griffins, which flank the image of the Leviathan, depicted in the form of a fish biting its own tail, and framing the round window above the Torah ark. The space inside the round window is decorated in the shape of the starry sky. This part of the painting probably made in the early 20th century.

Inscription above the window:

דע לפני מי אתה עומד לפני מלך מלכי המלכים הקדוש ברוך הוא

Know before whom you stand (Talmud, Brachot 28b)

Inscription above the griffins:

סמוט [=סור מי רע ועשה טוב]

אטלס [=אך טוב לישראל סלה]

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 Boris Khaimovich 49a
50 Researcher Boris Khaimovich 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor Carmen Echevarria 2016 54a
55 Donor 55a