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(VII) Img. ID: 5476 Beit Midrash in the Taharat Ha-Kodesh Choral Synagogue in Vilnius, , Vilnius (Vilna, Wilno), 1950s? edit  
Category: Jewish Architecture

General Document

2 Name/Title Beit Midrash in the Taharat Ha-Kodesh Choral Synagogue in Vilnius | Unknown
3a Object Synagogue
Wall painting (Decoration)
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1950s?
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Lithuania | Vilnius County | Vilnius (Vilna, Wilno)
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Lithuania | Vilnius County | Vilnius
| 39 Pylimo St.
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Rachel's Tomb
Tablets of the Law
Magen David |
14 Category
17 Photographer Khaimovich, Boris
18 Photograph Date 1993
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 154015
20 Description

A small room on the upper floor of the synagogue building was designated for everyday prayer. It is situated in the north-western part of the building and is accessed from the men's vestibule through a separate staircase.

The paintings on the walls were probably made in the 1950s, after the reestablishment of the Vilnius "religious community" under Soviet rule. 

The paintings include the large image of Rachel's tomb on the western wall, inscribed "קבר רחל" (Rachel's tomb), the Tablets of the Law on the southern wall, between two windows, Corinthian columns painted in various placements on each wall, and a Star of David on the ceiling.

The Star of David is painted blue, white, and red and is placed within a yellow circle. The names of דןס (Hebrew months) are written between the points of the star:

"תשרי, חשון, כסלו, טבת, שבט, אדר"

(Tishrei, Heshvan, Kislev, Tevet, Shevat, Adar)

During the renovations in the 2000s, the paintings disappeared.



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
154 | 015
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher Vladimir Levin 2015 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor Carmen Echevarria 2016 54a
55 Donor 55a