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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1997

The readers' desk is built in the centre of the synagogue, below the clerestorey, forming a centralised liturgical space (see: main photograph). The desk faces the ark and together with the main entrance creates a west-east axis.

The teivah is a free standing rectangular structure comprising a platform bordered by panels topped by a banister, which enclose an inner space. The space is reached from the west through a self-supporting ogee-arched gate, inscribed: “I have set the Lord always before me" (Ps. 16:8). The spandrels of the gate are decorated with lace-like scrolls, and are topped by a panel with a citation from Psalms, written in square filled Hebrew letters.

A rectangular table for reading the Torah is placed on the east side, and is set on top of a cupboard. It is covered with a carpet. Two small built chairs flank the table on either side (see: Remarks no. 1), while two additional chairs for the elders of the community, are set on both sides of the gate.

The surrounding banister and the cupboard’s façade are divided into rectangular panels enclosing geometrical patterns painted white with pink frames. A balustrade comprising small columns runs along the upper edge of the reader’s desk, whereas in front of the Torah ark, it has a higher arched construction.

Two identical menorah plaques flank the entrance gate. Additional plaques inscribed with prayers are placed above the table.

Two columns, with twisted white and blue stripes, rise from the two side chairs.

Three elongated benches are placed on the outer north, south and east sides of the teivah as part of the seating arrangement.

 

Name/Title
Tevah in Ha-ktanah Synagogue (Rabbi Pinchas Jana Synagogue) in Djerba | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
first half of the 20th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Location
Tunisia | Djerba (Island) | Djerba
| Hara Kabira
Site
Unknown
School/Style
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
Subject
Unknown |
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
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Researcher
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Negative/Photo. No.