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(VII) Img. ID: 715 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
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Elephant |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 037019
20 Description

 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. 

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 Total field: 332cm; border 29-32 cm.
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
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.
42 Biography
43 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.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
037 | 019
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

:NO : An.600.
:DCM : Inhabited scrolls with animals
:MAT : The tesserae are made of limestone, marble, glass and clay. They are laid in curved lines within the figures and forming the scrolls, and in straight parallel lines in the background. The figures' outline consists of one line of black tesserae. The figures, scrolls, grapes and leaves are surrounded by one line of white tesserae. The average number of tesserae in 10cm2 is (10x10). The highest density is found in the right medallion, second from the top, in the leopard's paws, as well as in the right medallion, sixth from the top, in the giraffe's legs, where the density equals (14x16). The lowest density is found in the left medallion, fifth from the top, in the bird's body, where the density equals (7x8). Various hues of red, including burgundy, brick-red and pink, yellow, including ochre, and green are used, besides the many hues of white and black, which include many shades of gray, ranging from bluish to brownish gray.

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