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(VII) Img. ID: 107 Sgan-Cohen, Altar of Sacrifice , , Jerusalem, 1994 edit  
Category: Modern Jewish Art

General Document

2 Name/Title Sgan-Cohen, Altar of Sacrifice | Not relevant
3a Object Installation
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Sgan-Cohen, Michael (painter, 1944-1999) (Painter)
5 Date 1994
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Modern
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Jerusalem
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Jerusalem | Sgan-Cohen, M.
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Israel | Jerusalem | Sgan-Cohen, M.
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Altar of Sacrifice |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 011002
20 Description

An altar is depicted at the center of a canvas, on a greenish-brown ground with desert hills in the background. Two brass colored wooden staves stand on the floor and lean against the right side of the picture, throwing their shadow on the canvas. The altar, seen from the side, is composed of a platform on which a ramp leading up to the base is reminiscent of a stage, on which stands the altar itself. This central brick altar is surrounded by a fence on three sides. A green and pink brick protrudes upwards from each corner of the altar representing the four horns of the altar. Reddish black fire burns in the top of the altar, inscribed above in Hebrew cursive script in black letters: מערכה. This word has a dual meaning: Place of the Fire/Battle. A brass plaque is nailed to the canvas on the base of the altar above the platform. An inscription is hammered on the plaque in Hebrew block letters, and is painted in green: נחשת/Brass. Half of the stage is painted a green color which dripps over a lower layer of brown, similar to the color of the ramp. Another Hebrew inscription is written on the side of the brown wooden ramp in black cursive letters:  כ/קבש/ס which can be read as two words: כבש meaning Sheep/Ramp and קבס means Nausea. In the upper left corner of the canvas a number 8, made of brass, is attached to the painting, above the depiction of a stick on a bright yellow background. Below it is an inscription of two words in Hebrew block letters. Each word is set within a square נחש הנחשת/The Brass Serpent.  

21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
011 | 002
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:DEL : IJA 0014410

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor Willi Mendelsohn 12/8/15 54a
55 Donor 55a