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Obj. ID: 9308
Jewish Architecture
  Obbene Shul (Upper Ashkenazi Synagogue) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

© Vladimir Levin, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, 2013

This synagogue was constructed above a space which originally functioned as the city’s meat house. It contained two galleries which were exclusively used by the male attendants. The Torah Ark and galleries, both of which dated back to the seventeenth century, were lost during the Second World War.

The floor level of the building was lowered after this space had been redeveloped in 1987 as the shop and café of the Jewish Historical Museum. The building space has been used as the Kindermuseum (children’s museum) since 2006.

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Name/Title
Obbene Shul (Upper Ashkenazi Synagogue) in Amsterdam | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1685
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
The Netherlands | Amsterdam
| 3 Nieuwe Amstelstraat | 1011 PL
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
Brick
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
Museum
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
B (Fair)
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
2 (Regional)
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
J.F. van Agt & E. van Voolen, Synagogen in Nederland (Amsterdam, 1988); Edward van Voolen and Paul Meijer, Synagogen van Nederland (Amsterdam, 2005), p. 44 with ill;
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
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Author of description
Remy Arkenbosch | 2018
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.