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Title Great Synagogue in Gura Humorului - Prayer hall
Related place Gura Humorului (Romania) - related place
Original Library/publisher אוסף המרכז לאמנות יהודית - Center for Jewish Art Collection
Creation Date 2009
Citation Note Romania
Gura Humorului
Jewish St. (King Karol, King Mihai, Lenin)
Content Ashkenazi
Host Item CJA Jewish Architecture-1660-A301924
Description The prayer hall is square in a plan, covered by a flat ceiling. The walls, the ceiling and the balcony of the woman's gallery decorated by symbolic images as well as genre paintings with illustrations of the biblical texts and the holy places. Flat ceiling is decorated in the form of a round plafond which looks like a sky with a swallows flying over it. The images of the Four Animals from Pirkei Avot are placed on the four corners of the ceiling. Three groups of musical instruments illustrations Psalm 150 on the east wall to the left side of the Torah Ark.Two borders of the zodiac signs are depicted on the north and south sides of the ceiling. Unfortunately, the signs of zodiac are practically invisible. The Symbols of Tribes of Israel adorned the north and south walls of the prayer hall. The genre paintings placed on the western wall of the prayer hall on the balcony of the woman's gallery. The Torah Ark, in the form of a simple cupboard, placed on a background of purple curtain, which depicts two lions holding the tables of the covenant. The architectural decoration in the form of pilasters and complicated cornice surrounds the walls of the prayer hall. The inscription on the south wall of the synagogue is the colophon which contains the artist's name and the date of the end of the mural's work. The year of finishing the work on the murals is encrypted in the quotation from Numbers: 1925 Inscription: יא תמוז ועש"ק לסדר ולפרט מה טובו אהלים יעקב משכנותיך ישראל כנחלים מעשה ידי אמן הציר גדלי אלטמן The 11 of the month Tamuz, (And was busy in composition and details) "How beautiful are your tents, Jacob, your dwelling places, Israel" (Numbers 24:5) This work was made by hands of a master paintings Gedaliah Altman
Language No linguistic content
Identifier CJA Jewish Architecture-1660-A301924
System Number 997000471100405171

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