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(VII) Img. ID: 16485 Wall carving (Decoration) , , Beth She'arim, early 3rd century - mid-4th century edit  
Category: Ancient Jewish Art

General Document


2 Name/Title Wall carving (Decoration) | Unknown
3a Object Wall carving (Decoration)
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date early 3rd century - mid-4th century
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Late Roman (132-324)
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Syria Palaestina | Beth She'arim
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Sacred façade
Menorah
Lion
Lulav
Man
Vase |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 0215036
20 Description

The sacred facade, the column, and the lion are placed on the front of the narrow wall of the right shelf. The sacred facade is represented as a portico with four columns, each with a base and capital. A seven-branched menorah is placed in the center of the facade. Above the menorah there is a large conch topped by an arch. A lion stands in profile on top of the columns to the right of the arch. A lulav in a vase is placed in the intercolumnar space on the right side. In the intercolumnar space on the left side of the facade, the figure of a man stands with extended arms. 

 
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
0215036
45 Temp: Batch Number
0215 | 036
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0007178
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
16485
48 Temp: Addenda
NO : An.700
NNO : 4958
MH : 510mm
MW : 560mm
MAT : Soft rock carved in the shape of a sacred facade, menorah, a lion, lulab and a man.
TYP : OR
RG : Tessa 7.1982 K.B. 10.1995
CO : Partially damaged. The conch is unfinished.
BIB : Mazar, Beth She'arim: Raport on the Excavations During 1936-1940, 1973 vol I: Catacombs 1-4, p.177, pl.XXXII:3.
REM : Mazar assumes that the artisan meant to depict two lions facing one another.
LN : ENG

Location: Israel, Beth She'arim, Catacomb 4.
Site: Beth Shearim, Catacomb 4, Hall A, Room VII.
Copyright: IES

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Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor Hannah Ripps 8-9-16 54a
55 Donor 55a