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(VII) Img. ID: 16490 Beth She'arim, Catacomb 1, Hall P, Room I, on the outer wall of arcosolium 4., Engraving, 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 1, Hall P, Room I, on the outer wall of arcosolium 4. | Unknown
3a Object Wall carving (Decoration)
3b Object Detail Engraving
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 | National Parks
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Ship |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The ship is placed on the outer wall of the arcosolium. It is depicted in profile, sailing from the left to the right. The keel is represented by a single curved line, drawn from prow to stern. On the deck, indicated by two parallel lines, there is a cabin or a tent with a flat roof. The roof and beams are indicated by strips of criss-cross pattern; similar strips decorate the hull of the ship. There are two small protuberances to the right of the cabin. Palm branches can be seen at the extremities of both the prow and the stern.

 
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
0215043
45 Temp: Batch Number
0215 | 043
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0012834
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
16490
48 Temp: Addenda
Location: Israel, Beth She'arim, Catacomb 1, Hall P, Room I.
Site: Beth She'arim, Catacomb 1, Hall P, Room I, on the outer wall of arcosolium 4.
Copyright: ???

NO : An.700
NNO : 4886
MH : ?
ML : ?
MWI : ?
MAT : Soft rock engraved in the shape of a ship.
TYP : OR
RG : Tessa 11.1982 K.B. 9.1995
CO : No damage can be seen.
BIB : Mazar, Beth Shearim: Report on the Excavations During 1936-1940, 1973, vol.I: Catacombs 1-4, p.129, pl.XX:2.
REM : Mazar claims that most certainly the artist intended to depict a small vessel, probably employed for the transport of the dead to the Holy Land. See bibliography.
LN : ENG

Registrar
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