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Img. ID: 715

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev,

 An elephant occupies the medallion second from the right in the eighth row of the nave panel. It is depicted in profile facing left. Its head is raised and its trunk is curled down towards its body. One of its tusks is visible and it has a short tail. On its back is a rectangular blanket or saddle. 

Name/Title
Maon Nirim Synagogue | Unknown
Object Detail
Settings
Unknown
Date
500-599?
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 CE (Justin I) or 527-538 CE (Justinian)
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Mosaic
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Total field: 332cm; border 29-32 cm.
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
Condition
A large part of the mosaic is damaged. The western end of the mosaic, some of the central areas and part of the eastern end are destroyed. The damage equals approximately one third of the medallions.
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
Ovadiah, "Ancient Synagogue", IEJ 19 (1969), pp. 193-198; Ovadiah, A. & R., Mosaic Pavements, 1987, pp. 60-61; Avi-Yonah, "Une Ecole", Colloque Mosaique, 1975, pp. 377-382.
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.
037019