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A Catalogue of Wall Paintings in Central and East European Synagogues
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(XI* Edit) Obj. ID: 331
Beit Midrash in the Taharat Ha-Kodesh Choral Synagogue in Vilnius, .
Hierarchical List of Objects:
Object Detail
Date
1950s?
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Community
Location
Lithuania | Vilnius County | Vilnius
| 39 Pylimo 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
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Photographer
Photograph Date
1993
Negative/ Photo. No.
Documenter
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Researcher
Vladimir Levin | 2015
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

A small room on the upper floor of the synagogue building was designated for everyday prayer. It is situated in the north-western part of the building and is accessed from the men's vestibule through a separate staircase.

The paintings on the walls were probably made in the 1950s, after the reestablishment of the Vilnius "religious community" under Soviet rule. 

The paintings include the large image of Rachel's tomb on the western wall, inscribed "קבר רחל" (Rachel's tomb), the Tablets of the Law on the southern wall, between two windows, Corinthian columns painted in various placements on each wall, and a Star of David on the ceiling.

The Star of David is painted blue, white, and red and is placed within a yellow circle. The names of דןס (Hebrew months) are written between the points of the star:

"תשרי, חשון, כסלו, טבת, שבט, אדר"

(Tishrei, Heshvan, Kislev, Tevet, Shevat, Adar)

During the renovations in the 2000s, the paintings disappeared.