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  (XI) Obj. ID: 1603 Kupa Synagogue in Kraków – Interior before the restoration,, Kazimierz, . // Unknown edit  
Category: Jewish Architecture

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2 Name/Title Kupa Synagogue in Kraków – Interior before the restoration | Unknown
3a Object Synagogue
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Poland | Małopolskie Voivodeship | Cracow (Kraków) | Kazimierz
|
8 Community Ashkenazi
|
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Poland | Małopolskie Voivodeship | Cracow (Kraków)
| 8 Warszauera St.
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19 Remarks
20 Description

The ceiling, walls, and women’s gallery of the Kupa Synagogue are richly decorated with murals painted in the 1920s. Intricate geometrical frames on the flat ceiling enclose images of holy places in Israel as well as the musical instruments of Psalm 150:3-6. The north side of the ceiling presents a panorama of Jerusalem and a representation of the Flood; the south side depicts Tiberias and the Oak of Mamre; Jaffa Gate and the Western Wall appear on the east side; panoramic views of Hebron and Haifa on the west side complete the arrangement. The three paintings on the western wall of the prayer hall depict Noah's Ark, the hanging of musical instruments on trees beside the rivers of Babylon (Psalm 137:1-3), and a panoramic view of Jerusalem. It should be noted that images of human figures are extremely rare in synagogue decoration. The prayer hall also includes a partially-preserved architectural decoration in the form of tall Corinthian columns with a complicated cornice. The parapet of the women’s gallery features the signs of the zodiac within ovular frames. The artist was clearly quite professional, but is unfortunately unidentified.

Four fragments of other paintings lying underneath the present layer of murals and dating from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries are observable. These older works are ornamental in nature, with patterns of leaves and fruit surrounding textual material. A painted stucco Torah ark from the late 17th or early 18th century is also preserved in the synagogue.

For the ceiling see:

For the Torah ark see:

For the parapet of the women's gallery (Zodiac signs) see:

For the western wall of the prayer hall see:

 

For the older fragments of wall decoration see:  


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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

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
Izabella Rejduch-Samkowa and Jan Samek, eds., Katalog Zabytków Sztuki w Polsce, vol. 4: Miasto Kraków, part 6: Kazimierz i Stradom; Judaica: Bóżnice, budowle publiczne i cmentarze (Warsaw: IS PAN, 1995), pp. 18-20.
Maria and Kaziemerz Piechotka, Bramy Nieba: Bóznice murowane na ziemiach dzwnei Rzeczypospolitej, (Warszawa: Krupski i S-ka, 1999), pp. 127-128.
Eleonora Bergman and Jan Jagelski, Zachowane Synagogi i domy molitwy w Polsce: Katalog (Żydowski Institut Historyczny, Warszawa, 1996), p. 65.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
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46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
1603
48 Temp: Addenda
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Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Boris Khaimovich 1994 49a
50 Researcher Boris Khaimovich 2014 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor Yeshayahu Gruber 2015 54a
55 Donor 55a

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(XXII) ID: 10446 Kupa Synagogue in Kraków – Window donation plaque (prior to restoration), , Kazimierz, 1647 edit
Category: Jewish Architecture
ID: 10446 Kupa Synagogue in Kraków – Window donation plaque (prior to restoration), , Kazimierz, 1647 edit  
Category: Jewish Architecture

General Document


2 Name/Title Kupa Synagogue in Kraków – Window donation plaque (prior to restoration) | Unknown
3a Object Synagogue
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1647
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Poland | Małopolskie Voivodeship | Cracow (Kraków) | Kazimierz
|
8 Community Ashkenazi
|
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Poland | Małopolskie Voivodeship | Cracow (Kraków)
| 8 Warszauera St.
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Levi, Emblem of
Priestly Blessing |
14 Category
17 Photographer Khaimovich, Boris
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. A086634
20 Description

This commemorative plaque was created from painted stucco.

The upper section depicts images of hands in the form of the Priestly Blessing, and the symbol of the Levites (a jar), surmounted by a cartouche. The lower section bears the following Hebrew inscription:

החלון הזה קנאו / ונדבו בני החבורה / הקדושה כהנים / והלוים לכבוד / המקום ולכבוד / ב'ה' [=בית הכנסת] לאורו לפר' [=לפרט] / יברכך יאר ישא / שלום [מילות פתיחה של ברכת כהנים, במדבר ו, 24-26, = 5407/1647]

Translation:

This window was purchased and donated by the members of the Holy Society of Priests [Cohanim] and Levites in honor of God and in honor of the synagogue, in order to give light to it. The year: [the Lord] bless you, [the Lord make his face] shine [upon you], [the Lord] lift up [his countenance upon you], [and give you] peace [Priestly Blessing, Numbers 6:24-26; the highlighted letters give the year (1646-)1647]. 

Note: As this photograph of 1994 shows, the Hebrew characters yodyodyod, and alef in the penultimate line, as well as the entire word shalom in the ultimate line of the inscription, were originally highlighted by the use of a different color. (This feature disappeared during the recent restoration, when all letters of the inscription were colored in gold.) The sum of the demarcated letters equals [5]407, which corresponds to the year (1646-)1647. The same date for the synagogue’s founding is provided in: Izabella Rejduch-Samkowa and Jan Samek, eds., Katalog Zabytków Sztuki w Polsce, vol. 4: Miasto Kraków, part 6: Kazimierz i Stradom; Judaica: Bóżnice, budowle publiczne i cmentarze (Warsaw: IS PAN, 1995), p. 20.

21 Ornamentation
 
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

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
Izabella Rejduch-Samkowa and Jan Samek, eds., Katalog Zabytków Sztuki w Polsce, vol. 4: Miasto Kraków, part 6: Kazimierz i Stradom; Judaica: Bóżnice, budowle publiczne i cmentarze (Warsaw: IS PAN, 1995), pp. 18-20.
Maria and Kaziemerz Piechotka, Bramy Nieba: Bóznice murowane na ziemiach dzwnei Rzeczypospolitej, (Warszawa: Krupski i S-ka, 1999), pp. 127-128.
Eleonora Bergman and Jan Jagelski, Zachowane Synagogi i domy molitwy w Polsce: Katalog (Żydowski Institut Historyczny, Warszawa, 1996), p. 65.
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
10446
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Boris Khaimovich 1994 49a
50 Researcher Boris Khaimovich 2014 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor Yeshayahu Gruber 2015 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 180434 Kupa Synagogue in Kraków – Interior before the restoration, Plaque, Kazimierz, edit
Category: Jewish Architecture
ID: 180434 Kupa Synagogue in Kraków – Interior before the restoration, Plaque, Kazimierz, edit  
Category: Jewish Architecture

General Document


2 Name/Title Kupa Synagogue in Kraków – Interior before the restoration | Unknown
3a Object Synagogue
3b Object Detail Plaque
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Poland | Małopolskie Voivodeship | Cracow (Kraków) | Kazimierz
|
8 Community Ashkenazi
|
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Poland | Małopolskie Voivodeship | Cracow (Kraków)
| 8 Warszauera St.
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Khaimovich, Boris
18 Photograph Date 1997
19 Negative/ Photo. No. Slide
19a Scan No. A05688
20 Description

The ceiling, walls, and women’s gallery of the Kupa Synagogue are richly decorated with murals painted in the 1920s. Intricate geometrical ornamentation on the flat ceiling encloses images of holy places in Israel and the musical instruments of Psalm 150:3-6. The north side of the ceiling presents a panorama of Jerusalem and a representation of the Flood; the south side depicts Tiberias and the Oak of Mamre; Jaffa Gate and the Western Wall appear on the east side; and panoramic views of Hebron and Haifa on the west side complete the arrangement. The three paintings on the western wall of the prayer hall depict: Noah's Ark; the hanging of musical instruments on trees beside the rivers of Babylon (Psalm 137:1-3); and a panoramic view of Jerusalem. It should be noted that images of human figures are extremely rare in synagogue decoration. The prayer hall also includes a partly-preserved architectural decoration in the form of tall Corinthian columns with a complicated cornice. The parapet of the women’s gallery features the signs of the zodiac situated within oval frames. The artist was clearly quite professional but is unidentified.

Four fragments of other paintings lying underneath the present layer of murals and dating from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries are observable. These older works are ornamental in nature, with patterns of leaves and fruit surrounding textual material. A painted stucco Torah ark from the late 17th or early 18th century is also preserved in the synagogue.

For the ceiling see:

///ID/1075/

For the Torah ark see:

///ID/1073/

For the parapet of the women's gallery (Zodiac signs) see:

///ID/1078/

For the western wall of the prayer hall see:

 ///ID/1607/

For the older fragments of wall decoration see:  

///ID/1608/

21 Ornamentation
 
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

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
Izabella Rejduch-Samkowa and Jan Samek, eds., Katalog Zabytków Sztuki w Polsce, vol. 4: Miasto Kraków, part 6: Kazimierz i Stradom; Judaica: Bóżnice, budowle publiczne i cmentarze (Warsaw: IS PAN, 1995), pp. 18-20.
Maria and Kaziemerz Piechotka, Bramy Nieba: Bóznice murowane na ziemiach dzwnei Rzeczypospolitej, (Warszawa: Krupski i S-ka, 1999), pp. 127-128.
Eleonora Bergman and Jan Jagelski, Zachowane Synagogi i domy molitwy w Polsce: Katalog (Żydowski Institut Historyczny, Warszawa, 1996), p. 65.
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
180434
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Boris Khaimovich 1994 49a
50 Researcher Boris Khaimovich 2014 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor Yeshayahu Gruber 2015 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 180436 Kupa Synagogue in Kraków – Interior before the restoration, Interior, Kazimierz, edit
Category: Jewish Architecture
ID: 180436 Kupa Synagogue in Kraków – Interior before the restoration, Interior, Kazimierz, edit  
Category: Jewish Architecture

General Document


2 Name/Title Kupa Synagogue in Kraków – Interior before the restoration | Unknown
3a Object Synagogue
3b Object Detail Interior
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Poland | Małopolskie Voivodeship | Cracow (Kraków) | Kazimierz
|
8 Community Ashkenazi
|
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Poland | Małopolskie Voivodeship | Cracow (Kraków)
| 8 Warszauera St.
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Khaimovich, Boris
18 Photograph Date 1997
19 Negative/ Photo. No. Slide
19a Scan No. A05716
20 Description

The ceiling, walls, and women’s gallery of the Kupa Synagogue are richly decorated with murals painted in the 1920s. Intricate geometrical ornamentation on the flat ceiling encloses images of holy places in Israel and the musical instruments of Psalm 150:3-6. The north side of the ceiling presents a panorama of Jerusalem and a representation of the Flood; the south side depicts Tiberias and the Oak of Mamre; Jaffa Gate and the Western Wall appear on the east side; and panoramic views of Hebron and Haifa on the west side complete the arrangement. The three paintings on the western wall of the prayer hall depict: Noah's Ark; the hanging of musical instruments on trees beside the rivers of Babylon (Psalm 137:1-3); and a panoramic view of Jerusalem. It should be noted that images of human figures are extremely rare in synagogue decoration. The prayer hall also includes a partly-preserved architectural decoration in the form of tall Corinthian columns with a complicated cornice. The parapet of the women’s gallery features the signs of the zodiac situated within oval frames. The artist was clearly quite professional but is unidentified.

Four fragments of other paintings lying underneath the present layer of murals and dating from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries are observable. These older works are ornamental in nature, with patterns of leaves and fruit surrounding textual material. A painted stucco Torah ark from the late 17th or early 18th century is also preserved in the synagogue.

For the ceiling see:

///ID/1075/

For the Torah ark see:

///ID/1073/

For the parapet of the women's gallery (Zodiac signs) see:

///ID/1078/

For the western wall of the prayer hall see:

 ///ID/1607/

For the older fragments of wall decoration see:  

///ID/1608/

21 Ornamentation
 
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

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
Izabella Rejduch-Samkowa and Jan Samek, eds., Katalog Zabytków Sztuki w Polsce, vol. 4: Miasto Kraków, part 6: Kazimierz i Stradom; Judaica: Bóżnice, budowle publiczne i cmentarze (Warsaw: IS PAN, 1995), pp. 18-20.
Maria and Kaziemerz Piechotka, Bramy Nieba: Bóznice murowane na ziemiach dzwnei Rzeczypospolitej, (Warszawa: Krupski i S-ka, 1999), pp. 127-128.
Eleonora Bergman and Jan Jagelski, Zachowane Synagogi i domy molitwy w Polsce: Katalog (Żydowski Institut Historyczny, Warszawa, 1996), p. 65.
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
180436
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Boris Khaimovich 1994 49a
50 Researcher Boris Khaimovich 2014 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor Yeshayahu Gruber 2015 54a
55 Donor 55a



     

 

 

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