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(VII) Img. ID: 283 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 Autumn |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 198?
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 700-14 (BW)
19a Scan No. 063071
20 Description "תקופת ###י" The representation of Autumn is enclosed within the upper right spandrel of the zodiac wheel panel, above the signs of Aries and Pisces. It depicts the frontal bust of a female figure, followed by Hebrew inscription. Only the first word of the inscription remains, situated in the upper right corner: "The season of..." The figure is depicted wearing a tunic, hands raised, holding a stick and a ram's horn (shofar) in her right hand. Beneath the figure's left hand a bird is depicted facing the opposite way from the figure. The panel shares the frame of the square zodiac panel.
 
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 in the background and figure is uniform (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
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
תשרי The season is identified as Autumn because of the shofar, which is used in the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, which takes place during this season; also because of the letter "yod" which is part of the Hebrew word for autumn :
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
The figure's head and part of the Hebrew inscription have been 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
063071
45 Temp: Batch Number
063 | 071
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0003018
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
283
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.300.1.2.16
:MED : Mosaic
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

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