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A Catalogue of Wall Paintings in Central and East European Synagogues
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(XI* Edit) Obj. ID: 1354
Old Synagogue in Pińczów, .
Hierarchical List of Objects:
Object Detail
Subject
Unknown |
Date
1594-1609
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Community
Location
Site
Unknown
School/Style
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
Piechotka, M., and K. Piechotka, Bramy Nieba: Bóznice murowane na ziemiach dzwnei Rzeczypospolitej, (Warszawa: Krupski i S-ka, 1999), p. 139-144;
Bergman Eleonora&Jagelski Jan, Zachowane Synagogi I domy molitwy w Polsce:Katalog ,(Żydowski Institut Historyczny, Warszawa, 1996), p. 102-103;
Kandel Dawid, “Bóźnica w Pinczowie”, Kwartalnik poświęcony badaniu przeszłości Żydow w Polsce, R.I,1912, z.II – dodatek, Bóznices starożytne w Polsce, s.25-35;
Ilia Rodov, The Torah ark in Renaissance Poland : a Jewish revival of classical antiquity (Boston : Brill, 2013), p.149-152;
תמר שדמי, הכתובות שעל קירות בתי הכנסת במזרח אירופה – מקורותיהן, משמעות ותפקידן בעיצוב תפיסת החלל ועבודת הקודש, חיבור לשם קבלת תואר "דוקטור לפילוסופיה" (אוניברסיטת בר אילן, רמת גן, אייר תשעא [2011])
ע.190-197
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Photographer
Photograph Date
2004
Negative/ Photo. No.
Documenter
Boris Khaimovich |
Researcher
Boris Khaimovich |
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 Pińczów was constructed between 1594 and 1609. A small lobby was attached to the northern facade of the synagogue in a later stage of its history. The synagogue is located in the middle of the former Jewish quarter, and is the last surviving Jewish monument in the town of Pińczów. 

The cube-shaped synagogue consists of a square prayer hall (9.5 m x 9.5 m) covered with a groin vault ceiling with lunettes. On the northern side there is a vestibule and a small prayer hall on the ground floor and a women's section on a second tier.

The carved stone Torah ark in the main prauer hall still exists in fragments. According to M. Bałaban, it was made in “the most beautiful Renaissance style” (Zabytki historyczne Żydów w Polsce, Warszawa,1929, p.76).

The synagogue was vandalized by Nazi troops and damaged during the fighting of the final year of WWII. During the 1970s it was restored. Murals are preserved in fragments in the main prayer hall and in the small prayer hall.

For the building plans see:

For the interior of the main prayer hall see:

For the wall paintings in the vestibule see: