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(VII) Img. ID: 222 Beth Alpha Synagogue, , 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
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 Vine (Species, the Seven)
Grapes, Cluster of
Vine leaf |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 194-3 (three branched pomegranate)##194-4 (fish)##
19a Scan No. 072076
20 Description The southern and western bands framing the nave mosaic pavement consist of a row of poised squares linked by strips which form symmetric trapezoids. The poised squares in the southern band contain the following (from west to east): a lozenge in a square surrounded by four flower buds; a tree with three pomegranates; a hen followed by four chicks; a lozenge in a square surrounded by four flower buds. Western band from south to north: a cluster of grapes; a square centred by a lozenge surrounded by four flower buds; a plate with fruit: grapes, and pomegranate, figs or pears, and a citron (etrog); a square with a poised square in the middle ; a bunch of grapes; a deep basket filled with grapes, a pomegranate and a fig; a square with a poised square in the middle.
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 elements and background: 9x9-9x10.
The colours of the tesserae, beside white and black, are one or two shades of dark gray, light gray, brick red, wine red, light brown, light pink.
A few depictions are outlined in red tesserae: human body, fish, 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 530cm (southern band), 966cm (eastern band).
26c Width Southern band 750mm##Eastern band 720mm
110mm (frame)
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
072 | 076
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.100.1.6
:MED : Mosaic

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter T.C.U. 2.1993 & Y.S. 7.1994 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a