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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Khaimovich, Boris, 2014

The top tier of the Torah ark is constructed as a pedestal for the double-headed heraldic eagle bearing the triple Habsburg crown. The eagle's claws grasp olive branches. Its beaks hold a chain connected to a red shield inscribed with the Tetragrammaton. The pedestal itself is decorated with a crown, a cartouche containing the inscription כ"מ (i.e., "Crown of Kingship"), and a dedicatory inscription. The inscription contains a cipher for 1861, the date of the Torah ark's creation. Two gilded figures of griffins flank the pedestal. The griffin on the left holds a shofar; the one on the right holds a trumpet or pipe.

Name/Title
Great Synagogue (Hoykhe Shul) in Botoşani – Main prayer hall – Vault decoration east side | Unknown
Object Detail
Detail of Torah ark top tier and plafond curtain painting
Settings
Unknown
Date
1883-1900?
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Romania | Moldavia | Botoşani
| 18 Muzicanti St.
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
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
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
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
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Khaimovich Boris |
Author of description
Khaimovich Boris |
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
Yeshayahu Gruber | 2016
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.
A346017