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(VII) Img. ID: 324 Susiya Synagogue, , Susiya, 4th-8th century CE edit  
Category: Ancient Jewish Art

General Document


2 Name/Title Susiya Synagogue | Unknown
3a Object Mosaic floor (Decoration)
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 4th-8th century CE
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Susiya
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Susiya
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Abstract geometric |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 78982 (BW)
19a Scan No. 035004
20 Description 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.
 
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
Lime stone. Tesserae counts: the frame 8x4 in 10 cm2; inscription background 8x9 in 10 cm2; geometric pattern 7x7 in 10 cm2;
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 937cm.
26c Width 138cm.
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
Damage can be seen in different parts of the carpet mosaic. No restoration is visible.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
L.I. Levine (ed.), Ancient Synagogues Reveald. Jerusalem. 1981. pp.124-128
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
035004
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 004
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0007361
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
324
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : an.400.1.13
:MED : Mosaic
:LN : ENG
:XX : An.400.1.

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Y.S. 8.1992 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

 

 

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