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Obj. ID: 13757
Jewish Architecture
  Great Synagogue in Zamość, Poland

© Stolarska, Małgorzata, Photographer: Stolarska, Małgorzata, 1999

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Name/Title
Great Synagogue in Zamość | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1610-1620
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
1960s; 2005
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
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Location
Poland | Lublin Voivodeship | Zamość
| Ludwika Zamenhofa St.
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
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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
Library
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
A (Good)
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period

The synagogue's restoration is a key point of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland.

Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style

The synagogue was built as a part of Renaiisance ideal city, which ihas been placed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The synagogue's interior design inaugurated the type of hall synagogues spanned with clositer vaults with corner squinches.

Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration

Masonry Torah ark. Stucco decoration.

Urban significance
Part of Jewish quarter
Significance Rating
4 (International)
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
Bergman, Eleonora and Jan Jagelski, Zachowane synagogi i domy modlitwy w Polsce. Katalog. (Warsaw, 1996), p. 150 with ill.; Maria and Kazimierz Piechotka, Bramy Nieba: Bóżnice murowane na ziemiach dawnej Rzeczypospolitej (Warsaw, 1999), pp. 157-62 with ills. and ills. 51, 68, 81, 94; Andrzej Trzciński, The Traces of Monuments of Jewish Culture in the Lublin Region ([Lublin], [1989]), p. 15; Przemysław Burchard, Pamiątki i zabytki kultury Żydowskiej w Polsce (Warszawa, 1990), p. 178; Pinkas hakehilot: Polin, vol. 7: Mahozot Lublin, Kielce (Jerusalem, 1999), p. 205; http://www.sztetl.org.pl/en/article/zamosc/11,synagogues-prayer-houses-and-others/4,the-great-synagogue-9-zamenhofa-street-/
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