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(VII) Img. ID: 211 Beth Alpha Synagogue, Nave, East Frame panel, Beth Alpha, 518-527, Justin I, or 567-578, Justin II edit  
Category: Ancient Jewish Art

General Document

2 Name/Title Beth Alpha Synagogue | Unknown
3a Object Synagogue
Mosaic floor (Decoration)
3b Object Detail Nave, East Frame panel
4a Artist/ Maker Marianus and his son Hanina (mosaic builders) (Unknown)
5 Date 518-527, Justin I, or 567-578, Justin II
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Secunda | Beth Alpha
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Israel | Kibbutz Hephziba
11 Site Beth Alpha
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Basket
Inhabited scrolls |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 68963 (bunches of grapes)##68962 (bird)##67961 (fo
19a Scan No. 072066
20 Description The eastern band framing the mosaic of the nave is composed of twelve inhabited medallions which are formed by vine-scrolls. The medallions are inhabited by human figures, animals and verious objects as follows (from north-east to south-east): a small bird, a four-legged animal, three vertical conical objects, a hare biting a grape off a bunch, a damaged depiction of the head and tail of an animal, the bust of a man holding a bird, a pheasant, a four-legged animal (fox?), a basket filled with round fruit and a hare bitting a grape from the vine. All the animals are depicted in profile, facing north.
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
The density of tesserae per 10cm2 is uniform in all elements, figurative, vegetal and geometric, 9x9 9x10.
The colours of the tesserae, besides white and black, are one or two shades of grey, brick red, wine red, light brown, dark brown and ochre yellow.
few depictions are outlined in brick red: a human bust,a-four legged animal, birds' legs.
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 782 cm
26c Width 600mm.
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
The seventh medallion from the north-east corner was severely damaged; no restoration can be seen.
The lower part of the eighth medallion was damaged and restored with white tesserae. Medallions nine, ten and eleven were damaged and reconstructed.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Sukenik, Beit Alpha, pp. 32-36, pl. 10-18.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
072 | 066
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.100.1.5
:MED : Mosaic

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter T.S.W. 12.1986, T.N., D.D. & D.S. 3.1995 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a