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(VII) Img. ID: 746 Na'aran Synagogue, Reconstruction, Na'aran, 6th Century CE edit  
Category: Ancient Jewish Art

General Document

2 Name/Title Na'aran Synagogue | Unknown
3a Object Mosaic floor (Decoration)
3b Object Detail Reconstruction
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 6th Century CE
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Na'aran
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Menorah
Sanctuary Implements | Nine Branched Menorah
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 198?
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 351 (BW)
19a Scan No. 063064
20 Description 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.
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
The density of tesserae per 10cm2 in the background is 6x7.
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
The menorah panel cannot be found. The description is based on a drawing that was made by one of the survey groups.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 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.
42 Biography
43 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.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
063 | 064
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.300.1.16

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter R.I. & N.S. & D.D. 3.1994 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a