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(VII) Img. ID: 301 Susiya Synagogue, , Susiya, 4th-8th century CE edit  
Category: Ancient Jewish Art

General Document

2 Name/Title Susiya Synagogue | Unknown
3a Object Mosaic floor (Decoration)
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 4th-8th century CE
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Susiya
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Susiya
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Sanctuary Implements
Temple façade
Shofar (in the Temple); See also Shofar (New Year)
Fire-pans (mahtot) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 78948 (BW) (detail)##78926 (BW) (detail)##78942 (B
19a Scan No. 030086
20 Description

The rectangular panel depicting the Sanctuary implements is situated at the eastern end of the main hall, above the geometric panel. The panel depicts a building facade, with Sanctuary implements between its columns, flanked by two rams. The building facade's central columns support a gable centered by a conch. In the center of the building facade, below the gable is the Torah shrine, flanked by two seven-branched menorahs. The menorah on the right is set among a shofar and a lulav; the menorah on the left is adjoined by a mahtah. No additional elements remained.

The Torah shrine is composed of a central column flanked by two closed doors decorated with a square geomtric pattern. The menorah on the left, is composed of alternating round and oval links and the one on the right of plain stripes. The stem and branches of each menorah, is connected on top by a bar, upon which seven lamps are set, all seven lamps are lit. The menorahs differ in the design of their bases: On the right, Three ribbon-like leggsamerge from a bar. On the left, three beadlike legs form the menorahs base. Flanking thebuilding facade from both sides are two rams, depicted in profile facing the center. Each stands on small hills, adjacent a thin branch with blossoms. The panel is framed by parallel lines.

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 not uniform in the panel. The average number of tesserae in the depiction of the elements and the background
equals (8x9) (8x8). A higher number is noticeable in the figures' heads - 9x9.
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 549cm
26c Width 136cm
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
Damage can be seen in the central part of the Torah shrine, part of the menorahs' stem, the lower part of the Torah shrine and the back legs of the left ram.
Restoration in plain white tesserae can be seen in the left central column of thetorah shrine as well as in the ram.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
030 | 086
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.400.1.1
:MED : Mosaic

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Y.S. 8.1992, 7.1994, D.D. & T.N. 3.1995 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a