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(VII) Img. ID: 303813 Gate to the Jewish section of the Žale Cemetery in Ljubljana, , Ljubljana (Laibach), 1926(?), 1964 edit  
Category: Jewish Funerary Art

General Document

2 Name/Title Gate to the Jewish section of the Žale Cemetery in Ljubljana | Unknown
3a Object Jewish Cemetery
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1926(?), 1964
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Slovenia | Ljubljana (Laibach)
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Slovenia | Ljubljana
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Magen David |
14 Category
17 Photographer Levin, Vladimir
18 Photograph Date 2018
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. A394172
20 Description

The gate to the Jewish section of the cemetery consists of two rectangular pillars and double-wing metal door with Magen David.

A plaque above the gate is inscribed in Hebrew and Slovenian. The inscription reads:

בית החיימ [!]

כי עפר את:[!] ואל עפר תשוב [בראשית ג, יט]

Izraelitsko pokopališče

The House of Life

for dust you are, and to dust shall you return [Gen. 3:19]

Jewish cemetery 

The Hebrew inscription contains mistakes:

1. The last letter Mem in the upper row is written in the form for the middle of a word, not in its final form.

2. את in the verse from Genesis should be אתה. 


It is said that the gate was brought to the current location from the pre-war Jewish section.

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
Iron / Concrete
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 200cm (door); 205 cm (pillars)
26b Length
26c Width 194 cm (door); 44 cm (pillars)
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness 1 cm (door); 44 cm (pillars)
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 Vladimir Levin, Janez Premk 2018 49a
50 Researcher Ivan Čerešnješ, Anna Berezin 2019 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a