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Obj. ID: 1836
Jewish Architecture
  Trabelsia Synagogue in Djerba - Tevah

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1997

The reader's desk stands opposite the ark, in the centre of the synagogue. It is rectangular furniture formed of a    chest topped by an elevated back.

The top of the rectangular cupboard serves as a table, enclosed on its two sides within a banister. The banister is made-up of two front flat columns, which terminates with geometrical finials and connected to a back frame by two diagonal handrails.

The back is an elevated rectangular frame enclosing an ogee arch, reaching to the wooden ceiling. It is divided by a horizontal bar into two parts; the lower is subdivided in its centre into two square panels, on which prayers are hung. The lower wooden bar is decorated with a floral pattern and topped by triangles. While the upper bar is adorned by a pair of graded wooden hooks facing the ark and additional toothed triangles with hooks on its front.

The desk is painted brown.

Two metal blue boxes are placed on the back of the teivah, and are used for memorial candles.

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Name/Title
Trabelsia Synagogue in Djerba | Unknown
Object Detail
Reader's desk
Date
Early 20th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Location
Tunisia | Djerba (Island) | Djerba
| Trabelsiya Synagogue
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Libyan type| (Tripolitania)
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
hammered, carved
Material Decoration
carved, painted
Material Bonding
nailed
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
340cm
Length
Width
128cm
Depth
85cm
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
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
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Ariella Amar | 07.97
Author of description
Ariella Amar | 04.11
Architectural Drawings
|
Computer Reconstruction
|
Section Head
Ariella Amar | 04.11
Language Editor
Dvora Sax | 07.11
Donor
|
Negative/Photo. No.