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(VII) Img. ID: 19349 Great Synagogue (Hoykhe Shul) in Botoşani – Main prayer hall – Wall decoration, City, Botoşani, Probably 1950s-1960s edit  
Category: Jewish Architecture

General Document

2 Name/Title Great Synagogue (Hoykhe Shul) in Botoşani – Main prayer hall – Wall decoration | Unknown
3a Object Synagogue
Wall painting (Decoration)
3b Object Detail City
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date Probably 1950s-1960s
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Romania | Moldavia | Botoşani
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Romania | Moldavia | Botoşani
| 18 Muzicanti St.
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject City
Jerusalem |
14 Category
17 Photographer Khaimovich, Boris
18 Photograph Date 2012
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. A346047
20 Description

The surviving wall murals in the main prayer hall of the Great Synagogue in Botoșani probably date from the 1950s or 1960s, though they may derive from an earlier original (1930s?). The wall decoration program consists of painted columns located between windows along the perimeter of the building, painted banners depicting the Tribes of Israel located beneath the windows, and a decorative border located along the bottom section of the walls.

A painting on the west wall depicts a city (probably Jerusalem) under a blue sky. The urban structures depicted in this painting have obviously been modeled after images in the vault (plafond). The painting depicts the houses or other urban structures as massive cylindrical towers (mostly of white brick) with low semicircular (or conical) red domes. These towers are located in close juxtaposition with each other. Rows of narrow windows set on multiple levels interrupt the smooth faces of these structures. Tall, narrow white towers (probably former minarets) topped by Zionist flags stand adjacent to the larger cylindrical structures.


For the painted banners depicting the Tribes of Israel see:


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 2016 54a
55 Donor 55a