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A Catalogue of Wall Paintings in Central and East European Synagogues
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(XI* Edit) Obj. ID: 1071
Synagogue in Bychawa, Exterior.
Hierarchical List of Objects:
Object Detail
Exterior
Subject
Unknown |
Date
1811
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Poland | Lublin Voivodeship | Bychawa
| Bóżnicza St.
Community
Unknown |
Location
Poland | Lublin Voivodeship | Bychawa
| 5 Kościuszki St.
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Category
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Material/Technique
Material Sdivucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
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
Subgroup
Hallmark Identification
Hallmark Group Classification
Hallmark Reference
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Condition
Biography
Bibliography
Unknown
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Photographer
Photograph Date
1995
Negative/ Photo. No.
Documenter
Khaimovich Boris |
Researcher
Khaimovich Boris |
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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Description

The synagogue in Bychawa was built in 1811, according to an inscription: “The building that is built by Yitzhak of son of the late Mordecai in 1811, from the windows to the walls and ceiling, including Torah Ark”.

The synagogue in Bychawa is a rectangular building with six windows on the west side looking into the prayer hall and women's gallery. The plan of the building based on a vaulted ceiling and four large central pillars of the bimah that divides the space into nine bays. In the interior (on the bimah and eastern wall) fragments of inscriptions and murals are preserved. Among the murals are images of four animals and musical instruments. Above the bimah there is a depiction of the 'four animal' motif. These murals were probably made during the early 20th century. The inscriptions belong to the time of the synagogue's construction.

For the interior see: