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(VII) Img. ID: 6463 Synagogue in Sandomierz - Torah ark, , Sandomierz, 1677?: early 20th century edit  
Category: Jewish Architecture

General Document

2 Name/Title Synagogue in Sandomierz - Torah ark | Unknown
3a Object Torah ark
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1677?: early 20th century
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Poland | Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship | Sandomierz
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Leviathan biting his tail
Two griffins
Tablets of the Law
Heavens with stars |
14 Category
17 Photographer Khaimovich, Boris
18 Photograph Date 1995
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 0135094
20 Description

On the eastern wall above the niche of the Torah ark are two layers of partially preserved murals. Both layers of murals are preserved in fragments. The bottom layer, which is also the older of the murals, presents the tablets of the covenant surrounded with painted architectural and floral decor. Under the tablets of covenant is a large fragment of Renaissance floral ornamentation. The murals once included an ovular medallion, which was not preserved, with the name of the painter and the date of creation. The date of the painting that specified in other text, 1677, does not match the generally accepted date of construction of the synagogue, which is after 1758.

The top layer of the painting is distinguished from the older layer by the overlapping plaster. It contains figures of two griffins that flank the image of the Leviathan whose act of biting its own tail frames the round window it circles around. The inner frame of the round window is decorated the theme of the starry sky. This part of the painting probably made in the early 20th century.

The inscription above the window reads:

דע לפני מי אתה עומד לפני מלך מלכי המלכים הקדוש ברוך הוא

(Know before whom you stand [Talmud, Brachot 28b]).

The inscription above the griffins reads:

סמוט [=סור מי רע ועשה טוב]

אטלס [=אך טוב לישראל סלה]

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
0135 | 094
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

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