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Title Great Synagogue in Oshmiany - Prayer Hall - Western Wall
Related place Ashmi︠a︡ny (Belarus) - related place
Original Library/publisher אוסף המרכז לאמנות יהודית - Center for Jewish Art Collection
Creation Date 2007
Citation Note Belarus
Hrodzienskaia vobl.
Ashmiany (Oshmiany)

Host Item CJA Jewish Architecture-6027-A172640
Description The lower tier of the western wall of the prayer hall contains the main entrance. An arcade of five arches connects the women's section to the upper tier of the prayer hall. The upper tier is a result of a reconstruction undertaken either in 1902 or in the 1920s (before 1929). Thus, the pilasters flanking the entrance are preserved only on the lower tier. The spaces between the arches on the upper tier are decorated with sunken rhomboids, and the piers between the arches are decorated with sunken rectangles. The arches were bricked up after WWII when the building was transformed into a storage facility.
Language No linguistic content
Identifier CJA Jewish Architecture-6027-A172640
System Number 997004215010405171

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