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

The synagogue compound is part of a defined area surrounded by a wall (see: main photograph), and includes a synagogue complex, a ritual bath (mikveh), a public oven, a well and a cemetery (fig. 1; Remarks: no. 1). The compound is reached from the west through a main entrance (figs. 1, 2), while additional entries are on the south, leading to the oven and to the mikveh (see: main photograph).

The cemetery is situated on the west side and in the early 1900s it was expanded to the north and was separated by a wall stretching from west to east, perpendicular to the façade of the synagogue complex (figs. 1, 2).

Over the years, the compound was extended; a rectangular storage room was added on the eastern side while other structures were built to the south of the synagogue.

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Name/Title
Ha-Gdolah Synagogue in Djerba; Knisat Ha-Gdolah (The Great Synagogue) | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Exterior, synagogue compound
Settings
Unknown
Date
1700-1730 (main complex), 1900-1930 (small prayer hall)
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
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown| Southern and Northern Tunisia (see: Remarks)
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
Sharon Weiser | 07.97
Author of description
Ariella Amar | 05.11
Architectural Drawings
Boris Lekar | 07.97
Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
Ariella Amar | 05.11
Language Editor
Dvora Sax | 10.11
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.