Synagogue Ark by Unknown Artist

Synagogue ark elaborately carved, coloured and gilded in the Baroque style with Jewish emblems and a Hebrew text in Spanish lettering.

Details

Medium:
Walnut
Dimensions:
306 x 228 x 107 cm
Acquired in:
1937
Presented by:
Children of Viscount Bearsted through The Art Fund

Made for the Venetian Ponentine congregation - the Spanish Portuguese refugees from the Inquisition.

Provenance

Earls of Tankerville; the Chillingham Castle sale, 1932; Messrs Joseph, Mr Fersht, Harris and Sons from whom Mrs Ionides bought it for donation.

Venue details

Jewish Museum London 129-131 Albert Street, Camden Town, LONDON London NW1 7NB 020 7284 7384 www.jewishmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £8.50)

Sun – Thu, 10am – 5pm
Fri, 10am – 2pm

Closed on Jewish Festivals (see website for details)

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