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(VII) Img. ID: 16489 Beth She'arim, Catacomb 4, Hall A, Room VII., , Syria-Palaestina, Beth She'arim, early 3rd century - mid-4th century edit  
Category: Ancient Jewish Art

General Document

2 Name/Title Beth She'arim, Catacomb 4, Hall A, Room VII. | 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
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Lulav
Sacred façade
Lion |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 0215042
20 Description

The sacred facade, a lion, and a lulav are placed in the upper part of the front wall of the shelf on the left. The sacred facade is represented as a portico with four collumns, each with a base and capital. In the centre of the facade is a closed double door. The entire structure stands on a platform with a flight of five steps leading up to the entrance. Above the lintel of the entrance there is a conche topped by a double arch. The lion is shown in profile, standing on the capitals of the columns to the right of the entrance and facing the conch. Below the lion, he lulav is placed in a vase on a pedastal between the two columns.

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
0215 | 042
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
Location: Israel, Beth She'arim, Catacomb 4, Hall A, Room VII.
Site: Beth She'arim, Catacomb 4, Hall A, Room VII.
Copyright: IES \

NO : An.700
NNO : 6000
MH : 820mm
MAT : Soft rock carved in the shape of sacred facade, lion and lulab.
RG : Tessa 7.1982 K.B. 10.1995
CO : No damage can be seen.
BIB : Mazar, Beth She'arim: Report on the Excavations During 1936-1940, 1973 vol.I: Catacombs 1-4, p.176, pl.XXXIV:1.
REM : Mazar suggests that the artist seems to have intended depicting two lions, facing one another, but never completed his design. See bibliography.

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