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(VII) Img. ID: 281 Na'aran Synagogue, Zodiac panel, Na'aran, 6th Century CE edit  
Category: Ancient Jewish Art

General Document


2 Name/Title Na'aran Synagogue | Unknown
3a Object Mosaic floor (Decoration)
3b Object Detail Zodiac panel
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 6th Century CE
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Na'aran
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Zodiac Signs |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 198?
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 1223 (BW)
19a Scan No. 035016
20 Description The panel representing the zodiac wheel with Helios and the seasons is situated at the centre of the nave, between the panels of the sanctuary implements to the south and the medallions panel to the north. The subject is depicted in two concentric circles within a square frame. The inner circle depicts Helios in a chariot. The twelve signs of the zodiac are enclosed in segments in the outer circle; each sign is identified by a Hebrew inscription. They are arranged clockwise and face the center. A wide strip surrounds the outer concentric wheel while a plain line surrounds the inner circle and some of the segments. The four seasons appear in the spandrels of the rectangular panel. The seasons are represented as female busts, facing the center. Two of the seasons are identified by a Hebrew inscription and special attributes.
 
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 density of tesserae per 10cm2 is uniform (9x10)- (10x10), except in the Virgin and the seasons which have a higher number (10x12) - (12x12).
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 418cm.
26c Width 408cm.
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
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
The figures of the signs and the seasons, including the inscriptions, are badly damaged.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah, Encyclopedia, 1977, vol.ii, p. 892-894.
Naveh, On Stone, 1978, p.93-102.
Vincent, "La Synagogue de Na'aran" RB 68, 1961, 161-177.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
035016
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 016
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0003066
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
281
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.300.1.2
:MED : Mosaic
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter R.I. & D.D. 2.1994 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a