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  Synagogue in Râmnicu Sărat – Main prayer hall

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

The main prayer hall of the Synagogue in Râmnicu Sărat contains an ornate Torah ark and decorative plafond. The prayer hall is compassed on three sides by an upper tier (balcony) comprising the women's gallery. The vestibule (small prayer hall) serves as the entryway into the main prayer hall.

The Torah ark was constructed, probably in the late 19th century, in the shape of a large closet. It has been partially preserved (some damage is evident). The Torah ark includes decorative images made of carved and gilded wood. It stands against a painted background (mural) depicting a purple curtain. The upper tier of the Torah ark extends nearly to the ceiling. It is topped by a double-headed eagle wearing a crown.

The painted plafond on the flat ceiling of the main prayer hall dates from the early 1920s and has been preserved almost completely. A large central oval dominates the plafond composition. It depicts a sky dotted with golden stars and encircled by a balustrade. A large eagle holding an open Torah scroll in its claws is depicted at the eastern end of the central oval. Four scenes of holy places in the Land of Israel appear at the four sides of the plafond, each framed within a round medallion.

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Name/Title
Synagogue in Râmnicu Sărat – Main prayer hall | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
late 19th century – early 1920s
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
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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
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Weight
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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
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Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
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Group
Group
Group
Group
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Binding
Decoration Program
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Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Khaimovich Boris | 2012
Author of description
Khaimovich Boris | 2014
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.