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(VII) Img. ID: 276 Maon Nirim Synagogue, Sanctuary Implement Panel, Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit  
Category: Ancient Jewish Art

General Document


2 Name/Title Maon Nirim Synagogue | Unknown
3a Object Mosaic floor (Decoration)
3b Object Detail Sanctuary Implement Panel
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 6th c.
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Menorah |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description A seven branched menorah which overlays the central medallions in the eleventh and tenth rows is flanked by two lions. The lions overlay the two medallions in the eleventh row to the left and right of the menorah. Two pear shaped ethrogs with short stems flank the shaft of the menorah. A shofar is located in the space between the medallions to the right of the shaft. An elongated object decorated with stripes together with an additional ethrog is located in the corresponding space to the left of the shaft. (see remarks). The menorah is formed of round links. Its branches and shaft are connected by a bar surmounted with seven cups with wicks. The menorah's base is composed of three legs each resembling a lion's paw. The lion on the right is depicted in profile facing left towards the central axis. It's mouth is open revealing its tongue. Its mane is neatly arranged and its claws are drawn. The lion on the left is depicted in profile facing right towards the central axis. It's mouth is open revealing its teeth. Its mane is flowing and its claws are drawn. Its tail is curved down between its legs.
 
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
The limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shapes and shading of the menorah, ethrog, lulav, shofar
and lions. The menorah and lions are outlined by one line of brown tesserae. Between one and three lines of background tesserae surround
the menorah, lions and ethrogs. The density per 10cm2 for the menorah and lions is almost uniform. For the menorah the density is 9x10. The
density for the lions is 10x10 for the bodies and 9x9 for the heads with a density of 10x10 for the background. The density for the left
ethrog and the shofar are 10x12, whereas a lower density of 8x10 is found in the right ethrog. The colors of the tesserae are off-white,
white, brown, light and dark ochre, grey, yellow dark pink and turquoise.
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 700mm approx.
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
Avi Yona identifies the elongated object on the left as a lulav.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
One of the back legs of the lion on the right and most of its body are missing. One paw of the lion on the left is also missing as is most
of the lulav.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah, Bulletin III, 1960, p.30
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
030063
45 Temp: Batch Number
030 | 063
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0007140
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
276
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.3
:MED : Mosaic
:LN : ENG

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Sara Shor 1996 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a