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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Khaimovich, Boris, 1995

The synagogue in Bychawa was built in 1811, according to an inscription: “The building that is built by Yitzhak of son of the late Mordecai in 1811, from the windows to the walls and ceiling, including Torah Ark.”

The synagogue in Bychawa is a rectangular building with six windows of the prayer hall and a women's gallery on the west side. The construction of building based on a vaulted ceiling and four large central pillars of the bimah dividing the space into nine bays. In the interior (on the bimah and eastern wall), fragments of inscriptions and murals are preserved. There are motifs of four animals and musical instruments. These murals were probably made in the early 20th century. The inscriptions belong to the time of construction the synagogue.

For the bimah with four animals motif see:

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Name/Title
Synagogue in Bychawa - Interior | Unknown
Object Detail
Eastern wall, wall paintings
Settings
Unknown
Date
1810
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Poland | Lublin Voivodeship | Bychawa
| 5 Kośtiuszki (Bóżnicza) St.
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
Unknown |
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Khaimovich Boris |
Researcher
Khaimovich Boris |
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
Carmen Echevarria | 2016
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.
A05957