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The Mural Paintings of Moldavian Synagogues: A Surprising Documentary Source
The Mural Paintings of Moldavian Synagogues: A Surprising Documentary Source

Author(s): Mariuca Stanciu
Subject(s): History
Published by: The Goldstein Goren Center for Hebrew Studies

Summary/Abstract: The study draws attention to a less investigated subject – the inner decoration of Moldavian synagogues – focusing on the iconographic repertoire of their mural paintings. While mentioning that most of the iconographic themes are not characteristic to this category of synagogues, but could be encountered throughout Eastern Europe, in Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus etc., the author emphasizes the specific traits of the Moldavian synagogue murals and tries to explain them in the social and spiritual context of local Jewish communities.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 9-10
  • Page Range: 112-122
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English