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Obj. ID: 10935
Jewish Architecture
  Ades Synagogue in Jerusalem - wall paintings, Eastern Wall (above the Ark)

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1982

Eastern Wall (above the Ark)

Issachar is depicted as a saddle with stirrups dangling on both side, and a riding whip, illustrating his blessing: "Issachar is a strong ass…" (Gen. 49:14). The cartouche and the medallion are surrounded by an olive branch.

 Zebulun is depicted as a ship sailing on water with two oars and a sail enclosing a Star of David and attached to a mast (Gen. 49:13). The cartouche and the medallion are surrounded by branches with lemon like fruits.

 Dan has been erased or covered up (see: Remarks: no. 2). A cartouche remains with the inscription identifying it as Dan. The cartouche and the medallion are surrounded by a grape vine scroll.

 Naphtali is depicted as a hind (Gen. 49:21), and surrounded by a fig branch. 

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Name/Title
Ades Synagogue in Jerusalem | *Architecture | Synagogue
Object Detail
Date
1901 (established), 1912-1913 (painted)
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
Israel | Jerusalem
| Nahlaot
Site
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
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Weight
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Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
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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

2. According to interviews with the elders of the community, the snake which is the sign of Dan was erased after a pregnant woman had miscarried her infant, after seeing the snake.

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