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Obj. ID: 6057
Jewish Architecture
  Great Synagogue in Slonim - Western wall and women's gallery

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Eremenko, Alexey, 2003

The western wall consists of two tiers that are divided by a horizontal cornice-like molding with a floral motif “frieze” painting. At the level of the molding, a metal women’s gallery is attached to the wall and supported by slim metal columns.

On the level of the women’s gallery, the western wall has two painted rectangles (one blue, one brown) that mark the seats that belong to prominent families. The blue rectangle is inscribed "שערעשעווסקי" (Shereshevski) and the brown rectangle is inscribed "שרה לאה קלעבּאנסקי" (Sarah Leah Klebanski).

The former entrance is located in the center of the wall. It’s arch is surmounted by a painted inscription containing the date of the building,

"1642: הבו ליקוק בני אלים הבו [ליקוק כ] בוד ועוז לפק"

("Give to the Lord, O you mighty, give to the Lord glory and strength", Ps. 29: 1). The walls on both sides of the door are were painted with decorative brown frames. The places of alms boxes on the both sides of the door are still visible. 

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Name/Title
Great Synagogue in Slonim - Western wall and women's gallery | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
192?
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Belarus | Hrodzienskaia vobl. | Slonim
| 1 Sovetskaia 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
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
|
Author of description
Vladimir Levin, Ekaterina Sosensky | 2016
Architectural Drawings
|
Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
Carmen Echevarria | 2016
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.