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Obj. ID: 143
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  Torah ark from the Wooden synagogue in Vuzliany (Uzliany), Belarus

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Khaimovich, Boris, 1993

The wooden fragment of the Holy Ark is in the shape of an architectural facade where two columns that support an architrave, frame the Tablets of the Covenant in the center. The tablets are inscribed with the beggining of the ten comandments, five on each side. Above the comandments on both tablets, there is an inscription in one line of square letters which read:

"משנת תקכ"א לפק)לפרט קטן("

"From the year (5)521(1761)"

Beneath the commandment are protruding rectangular panels enclosing foliate scrolls. Each tablet is framed by an arche decorated with foliate scrolls. The same pattern decorats the external columns. Below the architrave there is a dedicatory inscription. In one line of square letters it is read:

"זנ)זאת נדבת( דוב בן עזראל עם בנו יעקב"

"This is the donation of Dov son of Azreel with his son Jacob"

 This object is a fragment of the upper part decoration of an Holy Ark which has more than double height as one can see in the old picture.

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Name/Title
Torah ark from the Wooden synagogue in Vuzliany (Uzliany) | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1761
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
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Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Material/Technique
MED : Wood
MAT : Wood##Structure: cut, carved##Decoration: carved openwork, painted in brown-red, blue-green, mustard-yellow on dark brown background##Bonding: nailed, glue?##Inscription: carved
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
MH : 140cm
MDE : 9cm
MW : 111cm
Height
140 cm
Length
Width
111 cm
Depth
9 cm
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
C.f. Yargina, Wooden Synagogues, pls. 65-66.
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Negative/Photo. No.