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Jewish Architecture
  Great Synagogue (Hoykhe Shul) in Botoşani – Torah ark

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Khaimovich, Boris, 2012

The monumental Torah ark comprises a three-level structure of carved and gilded wood fashioned in the Baroque style. The Torah ark is situated at the center of the eastern wall of the main prayer hall and extends into the area of the vault and plafond. Steps lead to the niche housing the Torah scrolls. The decorative images of the Torah ark include symbolic animals and birds, the stone Tablets of the Law, the high priest's hands positioned to bestow the priestly blessing, and musical instruments. A heraldic eagle and trumpeting griffins feature prominently in the top tier of the ark. This upper tier is situated against the background of the painted vault, here designed to appear as a rich golden curtain surmounted by a crown. According to an accompanying inscription, the Torah ark was constructed in 1861.

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Name/Title
Great Synagogue (Hoykhe Shul) in Botoşani – Torah ark | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1861
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Romania | Moldavia | Botoşani
| 18 Muzicanti 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
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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
Khaimovich Boris |
Author of description
Khaimovich Boris |
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
Yeshayahu Gruber | 2016
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.