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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.
Name/Title
Hammath Tiberias Synagogue | Unknown
Object Detail
Sanctuary Implements Panel
Date
286-337 CE
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Site
School/Style
Unknown|
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
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.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
325cm.
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| D.D. & T.N. 11.1994
Researcher
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.
030065