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A Catalogue of Wall Paintings in Central and East European Synagogues
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(XI* Edit) Obj. ID: 767
New Great Synagogue in Novoselytsia, .
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Object Detail
Subject
Unknown |
Date
1920s
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Community
Location
Ukraine | Chernivets'ka obl. | Novoselytsia
| 110 Lenin St./10 Chkalova Lane
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Period
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
Boris Khaimovich, The Murals in the Novoselitsia Synagogue (Kiev: Dukh i litera, 2016);
Mykola Kuschnir, Kotlyar, and Anna Yamchuk, eds., “How Goodly Are Thy Tents, O Jacob...” Wall Paintings in Bukovinian Synagogue (Catalogue of the Exhibition) (Chernivtsi and Kyiv: Dukh i litera, 2016), pp. 72-87.;
Mordechai Altshuler, Yahadut ba-makhbesh ha-sovyeti: bein dat le-zehut yehudit be-vrit ha-mo’atsot, 1941–1964 (Jerusalem, 2008), p. 454
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Original Object
Photographer
Photograph Date
2009
Negative/ Photo. No.
Documenter
Khaimovich Boris |
Researcher
Khaimovich Boris | 2014
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconsdivuction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Description

The synagogue was build in 1919 according the list of donors’ names, preserved on the western wall of the prayer hall. The wall paintings in the synagogue building’s interior were made at approximately in the 1920s, as is made clear by the list of the donors’ names, which includes the name of the person who contributed money specifically towards this purpose.

After WWII, in 1951 the building was converted into a youth club (house of Pioneers) and no longer functioned as a synagogue (Altsuler, p. 454); the paintings were whitewashed with lime, and so preserved over time.

In 2009 the paintings were discovered by Svetlana Amosova and cleaned by a team of Kiev specialists guided by Yulii Lifshits. Except for some minor losses due to architectural replanning, virtually the entire composition of the interior is preserved intact.

For the exterior see:

For the interior see:

 

See also photographs of the interior before the cleaning:

For the documentation of 1999 see: