Home
    Under Reconstruction!
Object Alone

Obj. ID: 15415
Jewish Architecture
  Craftsmen's (Tailors') Synagogue in Târgu Neamț - Wall paintings

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 2009

The Craftsmen's or Tailors' Synagogue (Sinagoga Meseriasilor) in Târgu Neamț was built in 1870. It was renovated in 1914 and renovated again in 1977. The original paintings were probably made in the 1920s. The 1977 renovation reproduced an old decoration program, which was documented by Zusia Efron in 1969.

The artist took advantage of the old iconography and composition, but he much simplified and primitivized images and composition. He also, obviously, simplified color paintings.

Thus, the southern wall features the Zodiac signs from Libra to Pisces (from right to left, starting from the west), intermingled with landscapes and a painting, representing a tent (probably the symbol of the Tribe of Gad). The Northern wall features the Zodiac signs from Aries to Virgo (from right to left, starting from the east), intermingled with landscapes, a painting of snake (probably the symbol of the Tribe of Dan) and a painting of a deer (probably the symbol of the Tribe of Naphtali). On the eastern wall, there is a painting of a wolf, probably representing the symbol of the Tribe of Benjamin. All those paintings are placed in pairs in the upper part of the wall, between painted columns. Blue and white Zionist flags and blue and white Stars of David are depicted under each pair of paintings.

In the lower register of the northern wall, there are the paintings representing the Temple of Jerusalem and Psalm 137 (By the Rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, we wept ... We hanged our harps upon the willows ...). 

The painter copied images from the old paintings on the same place. 

The remaining parts of the wall feature a stencil depiction of a menorah. A large Magen David is painted on the ceiling.

16 image(s)

sub-set tree:

Name/Title
Craftsmen's (Tailors') Synagogue in Târgu Neamț, Wall paintings | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1977?
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Romania | Moldavia | Târgu-Neamţ
| 2 (1), Mărăşeşti St.
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
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
Aristide Streja and Lucian Schwarz, Sinagogi din România (Bucharest, 1996) = Synagogues of Romania ([Bucharest]: Hasefer Publishing House, 1997), pp. 100, 189.
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
|
Author of description
Vladimir Levin | 2015
Architectural Drawings
|
Computer Reconstruction
|
Section Head
|
Language Editor
|
Donor
|
Negative/Photo. No.