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(VII) Img. ID: 2651 Beth She'arim, Catacomb 4,, , Syria-Palaestina, Beth She'arim, early 3rd century - mid-4th century edit  
Category: Ancient Jewish Art

General Document


2 Name/Title Beth She'arim, Catacomb 4, | Unknown
3a Object Catacomb
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date early 3rd century - mid-4th century
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Late Roman (132-324)
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Syria-Palaestina, Beth She'arim
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | National Parks Authority
| National Parks
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Beth Shearim
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Man |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date ???
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 4888
19a Scan No.
20 Description A soldier and a figure of a man are depicted on a wall above and to the left of arcosolium. The soldier is wearing the garments of a soldier and is represented en face, except for legs which are drawn in profile. His entire tunic is decorated with various designs. His arms bend down and end with five fingers. He holds a spear in his right hand, carried horizontally, with the head pointing right towards the arcosolium. Another man's figure is placed above the left shoulder of the soldier. It is shown en face. He has a round head, wide shoulders, extended arms and legs but no feet.
 
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
Soft rock engraved in the form of a soldier and a figure.
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
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 face, eyes, nose and mouth of the soldier are indicated by hatched lines and dots. The square body whith enormous chest is exagerated in relation to the head. The Roman military tunic is girded at the hips and leaves the thighs bare. $$9The artist seems $$9to depict the legionaire Germanos, the son of Isaac, of Palmyra whose name was written on the wall to the right of this graffito. The figure of the man seems to hold a spear, but the line indicating this weapon is very thin See $$9bibliography.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
No damage can be seen. The engraving of a figure is unfinished.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Mazar, Beth She'arim: Raport on the Excavations During 1936-1940, 1973 vol.I, pp.182-183, fig.15, pl.XXXVI:2.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
063006
45 Temp: Batch Number
063 | 006
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0007176
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
2651
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.700
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter T.M. 7.1982 D.S. 1992 K.B. 11.1995 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a