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(VII) Img. ID: 247 Hammath Tiberias Synagogue, Sanctuary Implements 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 Sanctuary Implements 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
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Species, the Four (Lulav, Hadas, Aravah, Ethrog; See also: Hoshanah Rabba)
Torah Ark
Snuffdishes (mahtot)
Sanctuary Implements
Shofar (in the Temple); See also Shofar (New Year) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 030065
20 Description The panel representing the zodiac wheel with Helios and the seasons, is situated at the centre of the nave, between the panels of the sanctuary implements to the south and the dedicatory inscription to the north. The subject is depicted in two concentric circles within a rectangular frame. The inner circle depicts Helios; the twelve signs of the zodiac are enclosed in segments in the outer circle. Each sign is identified by a Hebrew inscription. They are arranged counterclockwise and face the centre. Twisted ribbons forming spaced circles surround the two concentric circles and the segments. The four seasons appear in the spandrels of the rectangular panel. The seasons are represented as female busts, facing the centre. Each season is identified by a Hebrew inscription and by special attributes.
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 average number of tesserae in the background is 10x11, while
a higher number is noticeble in the bodies of the figures (11x12)-(12x13). The highest density can be seen in the figures' heads
(13x14)-(13X15). Two depictions have an exceptionally high density: Virgin (16x13), Libra (14x16.5). The colours of tesserae are white
and black, with shades of gray, ochre, yellow, red, pink, brown, green, 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 325cm.
26b Length 325cm.
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
030 | 065
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.200.1.2
:MED : Mosaic

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 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