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Obj. ID: 1084
Jewish Architecture
  Great Synagogue in Orla-Eastern wall

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Khaimovich, Boris, 1997

The archival photos show the magnificent Torah ark that occupies the central part of the eastern wall. The Torah ark was designed as a four-level architectural structure, including wood carvings and paintings. The monumental Torah ark is dispersed over the entire central space of the eastern wall. A round window and two central pilasters belonging to the eastern wall were included in the composition of the Torah ark. The third and fourth tier of Torah ark were decorated with paintings that are preserved in fragments. Curly ornamentation with bright blue flowers and blackberry bushes, as well as tall trees with peacocks sitting in them have been preserved on the left and right sides of the Torah ark.

The Four Animals: lion, tiger, deer, and elephant (instead of the traditional eagle) were depicted on the pilasters on either side of the Torah ark, according to archival photographs. The images of a lion stepping on a snake, a tiger tormented by a strange creature, and the trunk of the elephant remained on both the left and right pilaster.

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Name/Title
Great Synagogue in Orla-Eastern wall | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1800 - 1850?
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
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
Iconographical Subject
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
Boris Khaimovich |
Author of description
Boris Khaimovich |
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
Carmen Echevarria | 2016
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.