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(VII) Img. ID: 283973 The Lions sarcophagus from Beth She`arim, , Syria-Palaestina, Beth She'arim, 2nd - 3rd century CE edit  
Category: Ancient Jewish Art

General Document


2 Name/Title The Lions sarcophagus from Beth She`arim | Unknown
3a Object 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 Syria-Palaestina, Beth She'arim
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Israel | Beit Shearim
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11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Two lions |
14 Category
17 Photographer Levin, Vladimir
18 Photograph Date 7.2017
19 Negative/ Photo. No. digital
19a Scan No. A374453
20 Description

The sarcophagus has a rectangular body and a high gabled lid with four acroteria on the corners. The lid is longer than the body. Only the front side of the sarcophagus is decorated, with heraldic lion and lioness, in profile, flanking a central vase. The lion, on the left, differs from the lioness by his larger size, his male organs, and by his mane. The lions' jaws are half open, revealing their tongues extending between two rows of sharp teeth; the large eyes are frontal. The mane is designated by straight lines and covers a large part of the body. At either edge of the front side is a twisted fluting column with a plain base, and Corinthian capital(?). A rope-like band decorates the rim of the sarcophagus body.

 
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
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
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
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46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
283973
48 Temp: Addenda

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