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(VII) Img. ID: 391 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 500-599? edit  
Category: Ancient Jewish Art

General Document


2 Name/Title Maon Nirim Synagogue | Unknown
3a Object Mosaic floor (Decoration)
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 500-599?
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 CE (Justin I) or 527-538 CE (Justinian)
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Bird | bird in cage
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 036068
20 Description A bird in a cage occupies the central medallion of the ninth row of the nave panel. The bird stands in the center of the cage and is depicted in profile facing right. Its long tail hangs down. The arch-shaped cage is formed of seven bars connected at the top by a ring. Two short bars project from the ring in a v shape. The bottom of the cage is composed of a trapezoidal band decorated with a series of parallel diagonal lines. A conical object is attached to the right side of the cage.
 
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
036068
45 Temp: Batch Number
036 | 068
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000936
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
391
48 Temp: Addenda
NO : An.500.2.1.8
MED : Mosaic
NNO : 63773
MD : 700mm approx.
MAT : The limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shape and shading of the motif. The cage is outlined by one line of brown tesserae. One line of background tesserae surrounds the cage and two to three lines follow the medallion frame. The density per 10cm2 is fairly uniform with a density of 10x11 for the motif and 10x10 for the background. The colors of the tesserae are off-white, black, brown, grey, dark and light pink.
TYP : OR
RG : R.I. 1991; S.Sh. 8.1995
BIB : Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p.29
REM : Avi Yona identifies the conical object as an attachment for food or water.
LN : ENG

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Sara Shor 1996 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a