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Jewish Architecture
  Great Synagogue in Stolin - Prayer hall

© Vladimir Levin, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, 2007

Judging from the remains of the western wall, the large prayer hall might have once been spanned with a barrel vault. 

Originally, the women’s section was on the upper floor, above the vestibule, in the western volume. It seems that in a later stage it was enlarged and a wooden balcony was attached to each the northern, western, and southern walls. Today (2007), only holes in the walls and some remains of beams of those balconies can be seen.

The construction of the balconies likely took place in the 1920s. Perhaps at the same time the prayer hall was painted. A photograph taken in 2000 shows remains of three large paintings on the western wall of the prayer hall. There were no traces of those paintings in 2007. 

The niches of the windows on the ground floor were decorated by painted frames and rosettes. They are still discernible today (2007). The window niches on the upper tier of the eastern wall had a more elaborate decoration of painted blue curtains with golden fringe. 

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Name/Title
Great Synagogue in Stolin - Prayer hall | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1790 - 1793
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Belarus | Brestskaia vobl. | Stolin
| 1 Telmana St.
Site
Unknown
School/Style
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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 | 2016
Architectural Drawings
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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.