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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Unknown,
The sarcophagus has a rectangular body. The front is decorated with a central whirling-Rosette flanked by two plain garlands, with an eight-petalled rosette above each one. On the left narrow side is a plain garland enclosing an eight-petaled rosette.
Name/Title
The Whirling-rosette sarcophagus from Beth She`arim | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Settings
Unknown
Date
2nd - 3rd century CE
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown | Israel: Beth She`arim, catacomb 20; sarcophagus no.119
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Meleke stone; carved in low relief.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
92 cm. (body)
Length
Width
80 cm. (body)
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
R | Rosette
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Condition
The lid, and most of the upper part of the sarcophagus are missing. The back and the right-front side are broken.
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
The sarcophagus was found in catacomb 20, Room no. XXII.
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Avigad,N. Beth Shearim III, p.159, Pl. LI:3-4.
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| T.M. (D.S.) 1982; O.S. 1998
Author of description
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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.