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© Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Photographer: Breyer, Alois, 1910-1913

he murals of the vault, constructed as a hierarchical composition, correlated with architectural structure of the vault.

The entire surface of the vault are covered with a set of floral ornamentation consisting of flowers and fruits, among which were placed medallions of various shapes, filled by a single motif or text. Each part of the vault are separated from other by decorative friezes and inscriptions.

The first step (square vaulting) are decorated by Zodiac cycle. Each of the zodiac signs is situated in round medallion and is designated by inscription. Each side of the square are filled by three zodiacs, which corresponds to the four seasons.  

The second step (octagonal vaulting ) has complicated decorative program. Four trapezoidal parts of this step of vaulting are divided on two levels. The upper level consist of central placed focal images (Two griffins supported the Tables of Low , Lion and Unicorn in “combat” , Two griffins in combat, Lion and Unicorn in “combat”, Bear holding a shrub or branches) , which is flanked by secondary images. The lower level was made as wide band (frieze) decorated by animal’s images.

The triangular pendentives also divided on two levels. The upper level was filled by inscription putted inside portal-shaped frames. In the lower level are depicted an images  (Leviathan encircled a city, Bull – Shor, Elephant with the tower on the back).

The flat triangular spaces between pendentives and the last rectangular frame of the vault are filled be images of:  The heraldic eagle, Three rabbits running after each other in a circle (twice), Three intersecting fish. 

Name/Title
Wooden Synagogue in Hvizdets' (Gwoździec) - Vault Decoration | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Ceiling, view from the south
Date
The earliest date, most likely, on the inscription panel on the eastern wall - 1686. The date on the entrance door – 1717. The date of the murals on the vault – 1729.
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Historical Origin
Unknown
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Unknown
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Period Detail
Collection
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
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Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
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Weight
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Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
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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
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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
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Page
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Documenter
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Researcher
Khaimovich Boris |
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconsdivuction
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Language Editor
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Negative/Photo. No.
A354879