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  Great Synagogue in Oshmiany - Prayer Hall - Western Wall

© Vladimir Levin, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, 2007

The lower tier of the western wall of the prayer hall contains the main entrance. An arcade of five arches connects the women's section to the upper tier of the prayer hall.

The upper tier is a result of a reconstruction undertaken either in 1902 or in the 1920s (before 1929). Thus, the pilasters flanking the entrance are preserved only on the lower tier. The spaces between the arches on the upper tier are decorated with sunken rhomboids, and the piers between the arches are decorated with sunken rectangles.

The arches were bricked up after WWII when the building was transformed into a storage facility.

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Name/Title
Great Synagogue in Oshmiany - Prayer Hall - Western Wall | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Date
1902, 1920s
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
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Unknown
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Site
Unknown
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Period
Unknown
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Collection
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Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
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Length
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Depth
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Weight
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Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
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Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
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Group
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Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Boris Khaimovich, Vladimir Levin | 1993, 2007
Researcher
Vladimir Levin | 2016
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconsdivuction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
Carmen Echevarria | 2016
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.