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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev,
This rectangular panel, composed of a dedicatory inscription crowning a carpet mosaic, is situated lengthwise along the southern portico of the synagogues courtyard. the hebrew inscription, composed of six lines, reads as follows : זכור לטובה קדושת מרי רבי # איסי הכהן המכובד בירבי שעשה # הפסיפוס הזה וטח את כותליו # בסיד מה שמתנדב במשתה # רבי יוחנן הכהן הסופר בירבי # בנו. שלום על ישראל. אמן. " Remembered be for good the sanctitiy of my master and rabbi Isai the priest the honorable the "venerable" who made this mosaic and plasterd its walls with lime which he donated at a faest Rabbi Yohanan the priest the venerable scribe his son. Peace on Israel. Amen." The inscription is enclosed within a 'tabula anasta', facing the person leaving the synagogue. Adjacent to the inscription, below it, a carpet mosaic is depicted. The panel consists of a pattern of interlaced circles centralized by a black dot. The pattern is enclosed within a guillouche frame.
Name/Title
Susiya Synagogue | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
4th-8th century CE
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
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Lime stone. Tesserae counts: the frame 8x4 in 10 cm2; inscription background 8x9 in 10 cm2; geometric pattern 7x7 in 10 cm2;
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
138cm.
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
Condition
Damage can be seen in different parts of the carpet mosaic. No restoration is visible.
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
L.I. Levine (ed.), Ancient Synagogues Reveald. Jerusalem. 1981. pp.124-128
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| Y.S. 8.1992
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.
035004