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  (XI) Obj. ID: 5470 Synagogue in Sighișoara,, Sighişoara (Schäßburg, Segesvár), 1911. // Unknown edit  
Category: Jewish Architecture

2 Name/Title Synagogue in Sighișoara | Unknown
3a Object Synagogue
Wall painting (Decoration)
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1911
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Romania | Transylvania | Sighişoara (Schäßburg, Segesvár)
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Unknown |
9b Documentation/
Research project
Unknown |
10 Location Romania | Transylvania | Mureș județ | Sighişoara
| 13 (10) Take Ionescu St.
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Neo-Romanesque|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Khaimovich, Boris
18 Photograph Date 1997
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19 Remarks
20 Description

The synagogue in Sighişoara, built in 1911, is a modest Neo-Romanesque building, facing the street with its main, northwestern facade. The façade is crowned by the Star of David and not with the Tablets of the Law, which is rare in Transylvania. The decoration of the main entrance door echoes that of the Torah ark inside the prayer hall.

The prayer hall is spanned with a barrel vault, painted as a starry sky. The hall is lit by eight windows: two in the southeastern wall, flanking the Torah ark, and three in each southwestern and northeastern walls, which are partially blocked by wooden women's galleries. An oculus is placed above the Torah ark. A wooden square bimah is situated in the center of the hall.

The Torah ark is a wooden structure decorated by Stars of David and topped by the tablets of the law. It is flanked by two painted palm trees. The tree on the right side is inscribed צדיק כתמר אפרח ("The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree," Ps. 92:12), and the tree on the left inscribed with the continuation of the verse: כארז בלבנון ישגה ("he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon," Ps. 92:12).

A depiction of the Western Wall in Jerusalem is situated to the right from the entrance door at the northwestern wall of the hall. It looks like a painting is richly decorated frame hanging on the wall. The Western Wall plaza is shown as a narrow lane with a single tree.

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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) northwest, facing a street
27b Entrances Northwest
27c Location of Torah Ark Southeast
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk center
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats in rows
27j Location of Women's Section gallery on three sides of the prayer hall
27k Direction Prayer Southeast
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem Southeast

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
Aristide Streja and Lucian Schwarz, Sinagogi din România (Bucharest, 1996) = Synagogues of Romania ([Bucharest]: Hasefer Publishing House, 1997), p. 157, 189, ills. 144-145
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 Boris Khaimovich 1997 49a
50 Researcher Vladimir Levin 2016 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

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