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Obj. ID: 1655
Jewish Architecture
  Great Synagogue in Fălticeni - Main prayer hall - Torah Ark

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 2010

The great multi-tiered wooden carved Torah ark, made in 1868, correlated with architectural details of construction of the prayer hall. The Torah ark is built as a volumetric structure in the form of a canopy. The main panel of the Torah Ark is designed as a complex three-level architectural construction, decorated with a large number of columns, gilded wood carvings, false veils - lambrequins, heraldic eagle, griffins, lions and birds. The heraldic eagle, which crowned the upper part of the Torah ark, is located on the vault. Coat of arms and flag of Romania and Wallachia situated on the ceiling canopy.

Inscriptions: שנת כבוד כלילת יופי לפק

The year 5628 (1868)

מעשה ידינו להתפאר היא אהרון ומשה

The work of our hands for to be proud of, Aaron and Moses

ועשית כפורתזהב טהור

And thou shall make a mercy seat of pure gold (Exodus 25:17)

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Romania | Moldavia | Fălticeni
| 149 Ana Ipătescu St.
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