Great Synagogue (Copenhagen)
Illustration of the Great Synagogue from around 1899
|Architect(s)||Gustav Friedrich Hetsch|
The Great Synagogue is the main synagogue of the Jewish community in Copenhagen, Denmark. The synagogue is defined by its unique architecture around the Ark of the Law. During the first half of the 19th century, synagogues continued to be built in the classical tradition but there began to be a revival of Greek and Roman architecture. The Great Synagogue in Copenhagen is one of a few synagogues of its period to use Egyptian elements in the columns, ceiling and cornice over the ark.
- Diana Muir Appelbaum, "Jewish Identity and Egyptian Revival Architecture", Journal of Jewish Identities, 2012 (5) p. 7.
"Synagogue". Encyclopaedia Judaica. Jerusalem: Keter. 965-07-0250-4.
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