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Obj. ID: 1050
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Basin, Galicia, 19th century

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1995

The basin is oval in shape with a protruding rim. The exterior of the basin is decorated with a standing bird whose head is turned backwards. A snake-like levaiathan with a second head at the end of his tail encircles the upper part of the exterior and bites the bird from either side.

The base is decorated with a wavy pattern. The underside of the basin is decorated with a large fish with scales, fins, and one round eye. 

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Name/Title
Basin | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
18??
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
cut, hammered
Material Decoration
repousse, punched, engraved
Material Bonding
soldered, riveted
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
237 mm
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Condition
The handles are missing.
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
Sc.13492. The snake encircles the basin similarly to depictions of the Leviathan. For similar iconography see also: Laver IJA 13498, Lectern IJA 13464. Wall painting in Sandomierz synagogue (Poland).Sc.13492
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Alexander Kantsedikas, Bronze (Moscow, [1990]). Cf. B.H. Mus., Treasures-Lvov, 1994, p.26, no. 38
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.