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(VII) Img. ID: 2675 A fragment of an animal`s head from Beth She`arim, , Attica, 2nd - 3rd century CE edit  
Category: Ancient Jewish Art

General Document


2 Name/Title A fragment of an animal`s head from Beth She`arim | Unknown
3a Object Sculpture
Sarcophagus
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 2nd - 3rd century CE
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Late Roman (132-324)
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Attica
| ?
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Jerusalem | Hebrew University: Archaeology Institute (HUIA)
| Inv. no. 5754
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Israel | Jerusalem | Hebrew University: Archaeology Institute (HUIA)
|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Animals and Beasts
Snake | ?
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. IES. 4203
19a Scan No.
20 Description Fragment of an animal's mouth (mythological snake?). The mouth reveals only the upper row of teeth and the jaws are tight. There are two horns on the mouth. A hole was drilled in the depth of the mouth, probably for reins.
 
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
Pentelic marble; fine, crystalline, pure white marble with a sprinkling of mica. Relief in the round.
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 3.6 cm.
26b Length 6.1 cm.
26c Width 6.8 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
According to N. Avigad the animal's head can identified as a legendary snake's head.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
The fragment was found in catacomb no.20.
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
Fragmentary.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avigad,N. Beth Shearim III, p.167, Pl.LIV: 9.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
063030
45 Temp: Batch Number
063 | 030
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0006359
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
2675
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.
:MED : Marble
:TYP : OR
:SIT : Israel: Beth She`arim
:LN : ENG

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter T.M. (D.S.) 1982; O.S. 1998. 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a