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(VII) Img. ID: 234 Hammath Tiberias Synagogue, Nave, Zodiac panel, Hammath Tiberias, 286-337 CE edit  
Category: Ancient Jewish Art

General Document


2 Name/Title Hammath Tiberias Synagogue | Unknown
3a Object Mosaic floor (Decoration)
3b Object Detail Nave, Zodiac panel
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 286-337 CE
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Late Roman (132-324)
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Secunda | Hammath Tiberias
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Helios |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 030066
20 Description The round panel depicting Helios is situated in the inner circle of the zodiac wheel, in the center of the nave. Helios is portrayed frontally in what seems to be a chariot. His face is surrounded by seven rays emanating from a halo. He is wearing a tunic. His left hand is raised and in his right he holds a globe and a whip. The moon is depicted to the left of Helios, and to the right is a star with a dot in the center. Of the chariot only the wheels and a small part of the horses' manes remain.
 
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 not uniform in the panel.The background density is 9.20x10. A higher number is noticeable in the
face of helios 13x13, halo and seven rays 11.5x11.5 and in the globe 12.5x10.5. The colors of tesserae are white and black with shades
of grey, ochre, red and orange.
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 155 cm
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 center of the panel is destroyed by a later wall, belonging to a later stage of the synagogue.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
030066
45 Temp: Batch Number
030 | 066
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0002109
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
234
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.200.1.2.1
:MED : Mosaic
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter R.I. 1991, D.D. & T.N. 11.1994 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a