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(VII) Img. ID: 319 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
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Susiya
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Zodiac Signs |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 78955 (BW)
19a Scan No.
20 Description The panel representing the Zodiac Wheel is situated in the center of the nave, between the geometric carpet to the west and the panel depicting Daniel in the lions den, to the east. Most of the panel was coverd in a later period by a geometric carpet mosaic, excluding one fragment situated in the lower left corner of the panel. The fragment depicts a wing situated to the right of a rounded guilloche frame, most likely reminent of the zodiac wheel frame. The zodiac panel was framed by a swastika meander frame.
 
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
Lime stone. Tesserae counts: back ground 8x8 in 10 cm2; figure (wing) 8x8 in 10 cm2; geomtric pattern 8x8 in 10 cm2.
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
Not measured for technical reasons
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
The wing seems to be a reminent of the personification of a year season, according to parallezation with Beit Alpha mosaic as well as Hammath-Tiberias mosaic.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
Most of the panel was severly damaged and coverd in a later period by a carpet mosaic.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
030089
45 Temp: Batch Number
030 | 089
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0007347
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
319
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.400.1.2
:MED : Mosaic
:LN : ENG

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Y.S. 8.1992, 8.1994 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a