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Obj. ID: 14505
Jewish Architecture
  Batei Rand: Zikhron Menahem Synagogue in Jerusalem - Bimah

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1985

The Reader’s desk is a rectangular closed table. It is composed of a slanted upper board for the reading of the Torah and two shelves.

Two doors are set on the frontal side. They are flanked by three cylindrical undulating columnets, the two outer ones being mounted on a base. The doors and the remaining sides of the table bear two panels delimited by wavy frames.

The double shelves for prayer books are set on top of the back side. The shelves are enclosed on three sides in a balustrade composed of undulating columnets. Four cylindrical finials extend the corners of the balustrade.

The Reader’s desk stands on four spherical legs.

The Reader’s desk is located in the centre of the synagogue, in front of the Torah ark and close to it

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Name/Title
Batei Rand: Zikhron Menahem Synagogue in Jerusalem | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1909
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
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Congregation
Unknown
Location
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Wood, varnished
Structure: Carved
Decoration: Carved, cut
Bonding: Double-click
Inscription: Not relevant
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height: back 1210 mm, front 1040 mm, shelves (until the edges of the columns) 505 mm
Width: 1060 mm
Length: 845 mm
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
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Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
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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
The reader’s desk was commanded along with the Torah ark and the prayer pulpit from the town Przemysl in Galicia, by Menahem Rand in 1909?.
Main Surveys & Excavations
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