Under Reconstruction!


(VII) Img. ID: 23697 Ha-Gdolah Synagogue in Djerba; Knisat Ha-Gdolah (The Great Synagogue) , Exterior, synagogue compound, Djerba, 1700-1730 (main complex), 1900-1930 (small prayer hall) edit  
Category: Jewish Architecture

General Document

2 Name/Title Ha-Gdolah Synagogue in Djerba; Knisat Ha-Gdolah (The Great Synagogue) | Unknown
3a Object Synagogue
3b Object Detail Exterior, synagogue compound
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1700-1730 (main complex), 1900-1930 (small prayer hall)
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail Husseinite Dynasty under Ottoman Rule (1705-1881)
7 Origin Tunisia | Djerba (Island) | Djerba
| Tunisia, Djerba, Hara Kbira
8 Community North African | Tunisian
| Tunisia, Djerba, Hara Kbira
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Tunisia | Djerba (Island) | Djerba
| In situ
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown| Southern and Northern Tunisia (see: Remarks)
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1997
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The synagogue compound is part of a defined area surrounded by a wall (see: main photograph), and includes a synagogue complex, a ritual bath (mikveh), a public oven, a well and a cemetery (fig. 1; Remarks: no. 1). The compound is reached from the west through a main entrance (figs. 1, 2), while additional entries are on the south, leading to the oven and to the mikveh (see: main photograph).

The cemetery is situated on the west side and in the early 1900s it was expanded to the north and was separated by a wall stretching from west to east, perpendicular to the façade of the synagogue complex (figs. 1, 2).

Over the years, the compound was extended; a rectangular storage room was added on the eastern side while other structures were built to the south 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
096 | 089
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Sharon Weiser 07.97 49a
50 Researcher Ariella Amar 05.11 50a
51 Architectural Drawings Boris Lekar 07.97 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head Ariella Amar 05.11 53a
54 Editor Dvora Sax 10.11 54a
55 Donor 55a