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I 1. דכיר לטב פינחס כהנה בר יוסטה דיהב 2. טימי פסיפסה 3. מן דידה ומרושת>ה< II. 1. דכירה לטב 2.רבקה אתתה >ד The rectangular menorah panel is located in the narthex, north of the central entrance of the nave. A nine-branched menorah is depicted in the centre of the panel with a base shaped like three hills. The shaft is decorated with a guilloche band and its upper part flanked by stepped poised squares. The branches are composed of plain strips. The shaft and branches are connected to a bar, above which ten flames (knobs?) are set. Above the menorah, as well as on its sides, two Aramaic inscriptions are located. Both were interpreted and translated by Joseph Naveh. The top one reads as follows: "May be remembered for good the priest Pinhas the son of Justus who gave the price of the mosaic from his own (expense)". The lower one reads as follows: "May be Rebeka the wife of Pinhas remambered for good". The background is composed of stepped poised squares, stepped rhombuses, sprigs and four-petalled flowers. The panel is framed at top and bottom by two parallel lines and on the sides by a row of equilateral triangles with a poised tessera on the apex (crowsteps). Above the panel is a poised square crowned by eight sprigs.
Name/Title
Na'aran Synagogue | Unknown
Object Detail
Reconstruction
Settings
Unknown
Date
6th Century CE
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
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Congregation
Unknown
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
The density of tesserae per 10cm2 in the background is 6x7.
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
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
M | Menorah
S | Sanctuary | Sanctuary Implements
| Nine Branched Menorah
Condition
The upper part of the central shaft is slightly damaged. The whole panel was destroyed in the process of reconstruction by the Ecole Biblique expedition.
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
The menorah panel cannot be found. The description is based on a drawing that was made by one of the survey groups.
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Avi-Yonah, Encyclopedia, 1977, vol.ii, p. 892-894. Naveh, On Stone, 1978, p.93-102. Vincent, "La Synagogue de Na'aran" RB 68, 1961, 161-177.
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Original
Documenter
| R.I. & N.S. & D.D. 3.1994
Researcher
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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.
063064