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(VII) Img. ID: 249 Hammath Tiberias Synagogue, Eastern Aisle, Dedication Inscription 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 Eastern Aisle, Dedication Inscription 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 |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Ivy |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description The geometric carpet is situated in the easternmost aisle of the synagogue. The carpet has a Greek inscription in the central area. It is enclosed within a rectangle, and consists of five lines which read as follows: May he be remembered for good and for blessing. Profoturos the elder constructed this aisle of the synagogue. Blessing upon him Amen. Shalom. The fifth line of the inscription is flanked by an ivy leaf within a curving stem. The geometric carpet consists of a grid of poised squares, each unit decorated with squares and poised squares. The squares have repeating geometric patterns which vary from square to square. The panel is framed by a pattern of triangles enclosing a double border.
 
21 Ornamentation
Geometric panel
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 the tesserae per 10cm2 is 8.2x9.2. The colours used other than black and white, are shades of gray, red, orange, pink
and brown.
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 843 cm
26c Width 239 cm
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
The letters in the description are as given in Dothan's description in the given bibliography.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
The panel is partly destroyed, especially at the eastern and northern edges of the inscription. In addition there is damage caused
by a later wall to the north.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Dothan, M. 1983, p.51, pl. 18.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
030082
45 Temp: Batch Number
030 | 082
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0008206
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
249
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.200.1.20
:MED : Mosaic
:LN : ENG

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter G.W. 1993, D.D. & T.N. 12.1994 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a