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Paminklas Vilniaus Gaonui

Monument for the Vilna Gaon

Elijah ben Shlomo Zalman Kremer
Vilnius 1720 - Vilnius 1797
Talmudist, halachist, kabbalist, leader of non-hasidic Jewry; commonly referred to in Hebrew as ha-Gaon ha-Chasid mi-Vilna, "the saintly genius from Vilnius"
(Wikipedia)
Mindaugas Šnipas & Teodoras Kazimieras Valaitis
1997 (1973)

Vilnius /  Paminklas Vilniaus Gaonui   Vilnius /  Paminklas Vilniaus Gaonui

Description

Bronze bust.

Inscription(s)

VILNIAUS
GAONUI
ELIJAHU

Hebrew text

Signature

autorius T.K. VALAITIS
1959
rekonstravo M. ŠNIPAS
1997
(this text is mirror-reversed)

Annotation

The present bust is made after a cast model by Valaitis.

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Location (N 54°40'48" - E 25°17'6")

Item Code: lt031; Photograph: 12 July 2013
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