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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev,
A peacock occupies the two medallions on the far right of the first row of the nave panel. It is depicted in profile facing left and its head protrudes from the frame. One wing and the folded tail are discernible. The eyes of the tail are circular.
Name/Title
Maon Nirim Synagogue | Unknown
Object Detail
Settings
Unknown
Date
6th c.
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Period Detail
518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
The tesserae are made of limestone and there are remnants of glass cubes in the eyes of the peacock's tail. The tesserae are arranged
in curved lines to form the body and shading of the peacock. One to three lines of background tesserae surround the peacock and two
lines follow the medallion frame. The density of the tesserae per 10cm2 is not uniform. The density for the peacock is 10x9 with a
lower density of 9x9 for the background. The colors of the tesserae are off-white, white, black, grey, brown, yellow, green and light
ochre.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
700mm approx.
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
P | Peacock
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Condition
The peacock's head and the centers of the eyes of the tail are damaged.
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Avi-Yonah, Bulletin III,1960,p.26
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Sara Shor | 1996
Author of description
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.
036001