Under Reconstruction!


(VII) Img. ID: 323 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 Abstract geometric |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 78947 (BW)
19a Scan No. 035002
20 Description דביר ] [ # יושיע יודן # ] [ דיהב. חומה The panel is situated in the south part of the narthex, adjacent to the southern entrance of the synagogue. The panel depicts an hebrew inscription situated within a concave hexagon; six point star - which is formed by interlaced stripes. The inscription, composed of three lines, reads as follows : Remembered ( ) Yoshu'a Yudan ( ) who gave. Within the left triangle of the six point star, two pomegranates are depicted. The strips which form the six point star are composed of different patterns: wave pattern, guilloche pattern, and an asymmetrical shaded band pattern. It is possible, that this geometric fragment was part of a carpet mosaic. Above the six point star to the east,is a hebrew inscription framed by three stripes. The inscription, reads as follows: 'Homa'. Above the inscription, a row of alternating lotus flowers situated above a guilloche pattern is depicted. North of the latter a part of a circular pattern composed of tanget squares can be seen.
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. Tessera counts; geometric pattern 13x13 10cm2.; Inscriptions 11x12 in 10 cm2; lotus frame 11x10 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
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
Most of the panel was severly damaged, only few fragments of the original mosaic remain. Restotation with plain white tesserae
can be seen in the south part of the narthex. modern restoration with plain white tesserae can be seen west of the six point star.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
L.I. Levine (ed.) Ancient Synagogues Reveald. Jerusalem. 1981. pp.124-128
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 002
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.400.1.10
:MED : Mosaic

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