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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Assaf-Shapira, Efrat, 1997

The synagogue complex comprises a prayer hall, two courtyards and a learning room all set in an L-shape structure.

A broad rectangular yard reached from the alley through an arched entrance is preceding a small room built at the northern wall and used for learning and for genizah (see: main photograph).

The compartment leads to an inner courtyard built to the north, which borders the prayer hall to the east (fig. 1). The patio is delineated at the south and north by arcades of horse-shoe arches. An additional wooden roof supported by four octagonal columns was added along the arcades surrounding the open-air space, widening the peristyle and used for building a booth (sukkah). Benches are built around the walls.

The entire yard is painted blue and white; the columns are in blue while the capitals and arches are white. The colours of the octagonal poles match the entire setting; the lower part in blue, the upper part in white.   

A rectangular entrance door leading to the prayer hall is at the east side. It is flanked by two windows and marked by a white façade with a graded architrave. 

Name/Title
Rabbi Eliezer Synagogue in Djerba | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Synagogue complex
Date
Mid-18th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Tunisia | Djerba (Island) | Djerba
| Tunisia, Djerba, Hara Kbira
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
North African | Tunisian
| Tunisia, Djerba, Hara Kbira
Congregation
Location
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Husseinite Dynasty under Ottoman Rule (1705-1881)
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
Documenter
(Survey) Ariella Amar | 07.97
Researcher
Ariella Amar | 09.11
Architectural Drawings
Boris Lekar | 07.97
Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
Ariella Amar | 09.11
Language Editor
Dvora Sax | 11.11
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.