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(VIII) ID: 376 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 376 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Basket |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63777
19a Scan No.
20 Description A double basket with grapes occupies the central medallion of the fourth row of the nave panel. Two baskets joined at the top and divided at the bottom by an arch-shaped space, form a double basket which is filled with five clusters of grapes. The basket is surmounted by a narrow rectangular band which forms the rim.
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are arranged in straight lines to form the shape and shading of the basket and curved lines to form the grapes.
A single line of brown tesserae outlines the basket. One to two lines of background tesserae surround the basket and one to two
lines follow the medallion frame. The density of the tesserae per 10cm2 is not uniform. The density is 10x11 for the motif with a
lower density of 8x9 for the background. The colors of the tesserae are off-white, brown, dark and light ochre.
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 700mm approx.
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
According to Avi-Yonah, baskets were shaped in this manner to enable loading on donkeys.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III, 1960,p.28
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 092
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000870
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
376
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.25
:MED : Mosaic
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

Registrar
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

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(VIII) ID: 375 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 375 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Bull (See also Taurus (Bull), Zodiac Sign of Iyyar, Manasseh (Tribes/Sons of Israel)) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63788
19a Scan No.
20 Description A bull occupies the medallion second from the right in the fourth row of the nave panel. The bull is depicted in profile facing left towards the center and is reclining. It has short curved horns, and there appears to be a harness on its snout. Its long tail curves upwards over its back.
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shape and shading of the bull. One to two lines
of background tesserae surround the bull and one or two lines follow the medallion frame. The density per 10cm2
is not uniform. The density is 10x12 for the bull's head and 10x10 for the bull's body, with a still lower density of 8x9
for the background. The colors of the tesserae are off-white, white, black, grey, brown, dark and light ochre.
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 700mm approx.
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
Avi-Yonah identifies the animal as a buffalo.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
The upper part of the two front legs of the bull are damaged.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p.28
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 091
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000944
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
375
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.24
:MED : Mosaic
:LN : ENG

Registrar
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

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(VIII) ID: 374 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 374 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Bird |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63781
19a Scan No.
20 Description Two birds occupy the medallion on the far-right of the fourth row of the nave panel. The pair is depicted in profile facing left towards the center. One bird is located in the bottom left of the medallion and the other in the upper right. The lower bird turns its head back towards the other bird. They have small beaks and long tails.
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shape and shading of the birds. One to three background lines
surround the birds and two or more lines follow the medallion frame. The density per 10cm2 is not uniform. The density is 10x10 for the
birds' bodies and 8x10 for their heads with a lower density of 9X9 for the background. The colors of the tesserae are off-white, white,
black, grey, brown and dark pink.
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 700mm approx.
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
According to Avi-Yonah the birds are doves (Columbidae).
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p.28
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 090
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000832
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
374
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.23
:MED : Mosaic
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

Registrar
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

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(VIII) ID: 373 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 373 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Fruit, Bowl of |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63776
19a Scan No.
20 Description A bowl occupies the central medallion of the fifth row of the nave panel. The bowl is semicircular with a splayed foot surmounted by a round link. The rim of the bowl is depicted from above, revealing its contents.
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shape and shading of the bowl. The outline is composed of one line of
brown tesserae. Two lines of background tesserae surround the bowl and two lines follow the medallion frame. The density per
10cm2 is not uniform. The density is 11x11 for the body of the bowl and 9x11 for its rim with a lower density of 9x9 for the background.
The colors of the tesserae are off-white, white, black, brown, yellow, dark pink and dark ochre.
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 700mm approx.
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
According to Avi- Yonah the bowl is a Kantaros filled with red liquid which may be wine.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p.28
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 089
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000942
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
373
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.22
:MED : Mosaic
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

Registrar
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

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(VIII) ID: 372 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 372 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Bird |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63789
19a Scan No.
20 Description A bird occupies the medallion second from the right in the fifth row of the nave panel. It is depicted in profile, stepping left towards the center. The bird bends its long neck down to an unidentified elliptical object which is situated below its beak, to the right.
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shape and shading of the bird. One to four background
lines surround the bird and two or more lines follow the medallion frame. The density per 10cm2 is not uniform. The
density is 10x10 for the bird's head and 9x12 for the body with a density of 9X10 for the background. The colors of the
tesserae are off-white, black, brown, grey and dark pink.
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 700mm approx.
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
According to Avi-Yonah the bird is a crane (Grus grus). The unidentified object near its beak could conceivably be a fish.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
The lower part of the bird and its wing are damaged.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p.28
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 088
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000828
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
372
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.21
:MED : Mosaic
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

Registrar
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

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(VIII) ID: 371 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 371 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Shearing sheep |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63780
19a Scan No.
20 Description A sheep occupies the medallion on the far right of the fifth row of the nave panel. It is depicted in profile facing left towards the center. Its head is raised and its tail curls upwards.
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shape and shading of the sheep. One to four lines of
background tesserae surround the sheep and one or two lines follow the medallion frame. The density per 10cm2 is not
uniform. The density is 9x11 for the body and 10x10 for the head with a lower density of 9X9 for the background. The colors
of the tesserae are off-white, brown, dark and light ochre and dark pink.
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 700mm approx.
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
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p.20
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 087
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000946
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
371
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.20
:MED : Mosaic
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

Registrar
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

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(VIII) ID: 370 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 370 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Hare |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63775
19a Scan No.
20 Description A hare occupies the medallion to the left of the central medallion in the sixth row of the nave panel. It is depicted in profile facing right towards the center. Its front legs extend forward and its long ears are stretched back.
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shape and shading of the hare. One to three lines of background
tesserae surround the hare and one to three lines follow the medallion frame. The density per 10cm2 is not uniform. The
density is 12x14 for the head and 11x12 for the body with a lower density of 8x9 for the background. The colors of the tesserae are
off-white, white, dark and light ochre, brown, gray and yellow.
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 700mm approx.
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
The left side of the medallion including the rear half of the hare is damaged.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p26
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 086
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0012333
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
370
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.19
:MED : Mosaic
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

Registrar
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

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(VIII) ID: 369 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 369 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Hare |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63789
19a Scan No.
20 Description A hare occupies the medallion second from the right in the sixth row of the nave panel. It is depicted in profile leaping left towards the center. It has long, erect ears and a short tail.
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shape and shading of the hare. One to two background
lines surround the hare and two or three lines follow the medallion frame. The density per 10cm2 is not uniform.
The density is 10x12 for the head and 10x8 for the body with a density of 9X9 for the background. The colors of the tesserae are
off-white, white, brown, grey, yellow and dark ochre.
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 700mm approx.
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
Some background tesserae are missing.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p.28
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 085
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000812
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
369
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.17
:MED : Mosaic
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

Registrar
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

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(VIII) ID: 368 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 368 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Bird |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63766
19a Scan No.
20 Description A bird occupies the medallion on the far-right of the sixth row of the nave panel. It is depicted in profile facing left towards the center. It has a short, narrow neck and a rounded body with spotted plumage.
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shape and shading of the bird.Two to three lines of
background tesserae surround the bird and one to three lines follow the medallion frame. The density per 10cm2 is not
uniform. The density is 10x10 for the body of the bird and 12x12 for the head with a lower density of 9X9 for the background. The
colours of the tesserae are off-white, black, grey, dark pink and dark ochre.
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 700mm approx.
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
Avi-Yonah has identified the bird as a guinea-fowl (Numida Meleagris).
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p.28
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 084
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000834
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
368
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.16
:MED : Mosaic
:LN : ENG

Registrar
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

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(VIII) ID: 367 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 367 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Amphora |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63774
19a Scan No.
20 Description An amphora occupies the central medallion of the seventh row of the nave panel. The body of the amphora comprises a rounded lower section and a bell-shaped upper section. There are two circular handles on either side of the amphora. Its wide hexagonal rim is seen from above so as to reveal the interior. It has a small rectangular foot surmounted by a circular knob.
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shape and shading of the amphora. One line of brown tesserae
outlines the amphora. One to three background lines surround the amphora and two to seven lines follow the medallion frame.
The density per 10cm2 is not uniform. The density is 11x13 for the body with a lower density of 9x9 for the rim and the background. The
colors of the tesserae are off-white, black, brown, dark pink, dark ochre and yellow.
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 700mm approx.
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
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p.29
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 083
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000830
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
367
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.15
:MED : Mosaic
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

Registrar
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

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(VIII) ID: 366 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 366 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Bird |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63790
19a Scan No.
20 Description A bird occupies the medallion second from the right in the seventh row of the nave panel. It is depicted in profile facing left towards the center. The bird's head is set closely on its body and it has a very small beak. It has a long tail.
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shape and shading of the bird. One to two lines of
background tesserae surround the bird and two to three lines follow the medallion frame. The density per 10cm2 is not uniform.
The density is 10x11 for the bird's body and 12x16 for the head with a lower density of 8X8 for the background.
The colors of the tesserae are off-white, white, black, grey, brown, dark pink and dark ochre.
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 700mm approx.
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
Avi-Yonah identifies the bird as a pheasant (Phasianidae)
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
The upper part of the bird's chest and tail are damaged.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p.29
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 082
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000833
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
366
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.14
:MED : Mosaic
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

Registrar
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

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(VIII) ID: 365 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 365 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection 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. 63774
19a Scan No.
20 Description An elephant occupies the medallion to the left of the central medallion of the eighth row of the nave panel. It is depicted in profile facing right towards the center. It's head is raised and both its tusks are discernible. Its trunk is curled downwards and away from its body. There is a rectangular blanket or saddle on its back.
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shape and shading of the elephant. Two to
four lines of background tesserae surround the elephant and one to two lines follow the medallion frame. The density
per 10cm2 is not uniform. The density is 11x12 and 10x10 for the body with a lower count of 9x10 for the background.
The colors of the tesserae are off-white, white, black, grey, brown and dark pink.
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 700mm approx.
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
The left side of the medallion, including the hind legs of the elephant, is damaged.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p.29
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 081
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000940
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
365
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.12
:MED : Mosaic
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

Registrar
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

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(VIII) ID: 364 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 364 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Bird
Grapes, Cluster of
Vase |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63774
19a Scan No.
20 Description A basin with a hen occupies the central medallion of the eighth row of the nave panel. The basin is rounded and its foot is comprised of two elliptical forms. Its narrow rim is depicted from above revealing the hen inside the basin.The hen is depicted in profile facing left. Below its tail is an egg.
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shape and shading of the basin and hen. One line of
brown tesserae outlines the motif. One line of background tesserae surrounds the basin and two or more follow the medallion frame.
The density per 10cm2 is not uniform. The density is 11x12 for the motif and 11x11 for the hen with a lower density of 9x10 for
the background. The colors of the tesserae are off-white, white, black, brown, grey, dark pink, light and dark ochre, yellow and green.
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 700mm approx.
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
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p.28
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 080
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000937
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
364
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.11
:MED : Mosaic
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

Registrar
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

    Close 364  
(VIII) ID: 363 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 363 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Dog |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63764
19a Scan No.
20 Description A dog occupies the medallion on the far-right of the ninth row of the nave panel. The dog is depicted in profile, running to the left. It has a long pointed snout and long ears which point up. It opens its mouth to reveal pointed teeth. A leash is tied to the dog's neck and extends upwards in a wavy line. Its long thin tail curves up and over its back.
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shape and shading of the dog. The dog is surrounded
by one to four lines of background tesserae and three lines follow the medallion frame. The density per 10cm2
is not uniform. The density is 9x12 for the dog's body and 10x12 for its head with a lower density of 9x9 for the background.
The colors of the tesserae are off-white, brown, dark ochre, light pink, grey, green and blue..
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 700mm approx.
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
The lower part of the medallion including the dog's legs and the top left of the medallion including the dog's ear are damaged.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi- Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p.29
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 079
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000869
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
363
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.7
:MED : Mosaic
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

Registrar
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

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(VIII) ID: 362 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 362 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Bird |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63764
19a Scan No.
20 Description A bird occupies the medallion on the far right of the tenth row of the nave mosaic. It is depicted in profile facing left towards the center. Its long neck curves up and then downwards. Its body is round and it has a short tail.
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shape and shading of the bird. The bird is surrounded by two
lines of background tesserae and two to three lines follow the medallion frame. The density of the tesserae per 10cm2
is not uniform. The density for the body and head is 10x12 with a lower density of 8X10 for the background. The colors of
the tesserae are off-white, white, black, grey, green and blue.
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 700mm approx.
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
Avi-Yonah identifies the bird, with some reservation, as a goose.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
The upper right and left parts of the medallion and the lower part are damaged.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p.29
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 078
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000829
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
362
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.6
:MED : Mosaic
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

Registrar
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

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(VIII) ID: 360 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 360 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Lion |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description A seven branched menorah which overlays the central medallions in the eleventh and tenth rows is flanked by two lions. The lions overlay the two medallions in the eleventh row to the left and right of the menorah. Two pear shaped ethrogs with short stems flank the shaft of the menorah. A shofar is located in the space between the medallions to the right of the shaft. An elongated object decorated with stripes together with an additional ethrog is located in the corresponding space to the left of the shaft. (see remarks). The menorah is formed of round links. Its branches and shaft are connected by a bar surmounted with seven cups with wicks. The menorah's base is composed of three legs each resembling a lion's paw. The lion on the right is depicted in profile facing left towards the central axis. It's mouth is open revealing its tongue. Its mane is neatly arranged and its claws are drawn. The lion on the left is depicted in profile facing right towards the central axis. It's mouth is open revealing its teeth. Its mane is flowing and its claws are drawn. Its tail is curved down between its legs.
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shapes and shading of the menorah, ethrog, lulav, shofar
and lions. The menorah and lions are outlined by one line of brown tesserae. Between one and three lines of background tesserae surround
the menorah, lions and ethrogs. The density per 10cm2 for the menorah and lions is almost uniform. For the menorah the density is 9x10. The
density for the lions is 10x10 for the bodies and 9x9 for the heads with a density of 10x10 for the background. The density for the left
ethrog and the shofar are 10x12, whereas a lower density of 8x10 is found in the right ethrog. The colors of the tesserae are off-white,
white, brown, light and dark ochre, grey, yellow dark pink and turquoise.
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 700mm approx.
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
Avi Yona identifies the elongated object on the left as a lulav.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
One of the back legs of the lion on the right and most of its body are missing. One paw of the lion on the left is also missing as is most
of the lulav.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah, Bulletin III, 1960, p.30
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 076
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0007140
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
360
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.3
:MED : Mosaic
:LN : ENG

Registrar
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

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(VIII) ID: 359 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 359 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Foliate and floral ornaments |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63784 63753
19a Scan No.
20 Description The nave panel of inhabited scrolls is framed by a polychrome band of alternately inverted trifid calices set on a black background and enclosed between bands decorated with a sawtooth pattern.
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are arranged in straight and curved lines to form the design of trifid calices and a sawtooth border. The
trifid calices and sawtooth border are framed by one line of grey tesserae. One line of black tesserae outlines the trifid calices.
Four lines of background tesserae surround the sawtooth border on one side and five lines on the other. The density of the tesserae
per 10cm2 is 9x10. The colors of the tesserae are off-white, black, grey, brown, light green, dark and light ochre.
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

26 Measurements
26a Height Complete frame:906cm
26b Length Complete frame top:424cm; existing frame bottom:215cm.
26c Width Width of band: 465mm from edge of frame to edge of inhabited scrolls.
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
The frame is damaged on the left, right and bottom.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p.25
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 075
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000987
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
359
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.2
:MED : Mosaic
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

Registrar
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

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(VIII) ID: 358 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 358 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Foliate and floral ornaments |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 58769 63794
19a Scan No.
20 Description
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are arranged in curved or straight lines to form the various letters. The tesserae in between the letters
are laid irregularly. The frame of the inscription is composed of one row of black and grey tesserae. The inscription has a uniform
density of 8x9 per 10cm2. The colors of tesserae are off-white, black and grey.
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length 165cm
26c Width 520mm
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
ex
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
The upper left part of the inscription and the left edge of the tabula ansata are damaged.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Yeivin,S.,Bulletin III,1960,p.36; Naveh,J.,On Stone and Mosaic,1978, pp.92-93
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 074
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000989
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
358
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.1
:MED : Mosaic
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG
:XX : N

Registrar
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

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(VIII) ID: 357 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 357 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Abstract geometric |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description To the left of the the raised platform (bema) above the nave panel, is a rectangular panel composed of two octagons enclosed within a rectangular frame. Each octagon is centered with a rectangular strip of guilloche pattern with peltae above and below the strip. One guilloche strip and peltae is horizontal and the other is vertical. Triangles decorated with serrated lines fill the corner spaces between the octagons and the frame. The two triangular spaces formed in the center of the panel are decorated with v-shaped serrated lines.
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are arranged in curved or straight lines to form the design of the panel. The rectangle is framed by two lines
of black tesserae. Two lines of background tesserae surround the pattern inside the frame and three lines surround the panel
outside the frame.. The density per 10cm2 is uniform:10x10. The colors are off-white, black, grey, dark and light ochre, dark pink
and yellow.
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

26 Measurements
26a Height 570mm
26b Length 880mm
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
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p.30
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 073
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0012335
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
357
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.3
:MED : Mosaic
:TYP : OR
:LN : ENG

Registrar
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

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(VIII) ID: 356 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit view
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 356 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. 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)
4c Maker Detail
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 C.E. Justin I or 527-538 C.E. Justinian th
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | Maon Nirim
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Maon
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Abstract geometric |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description Flanking the raised platform (bema?)on the right above the inhabited scrolls panel, is a rectangular panel decorated with a grid of serrated simple fillets, each centered with a small stepped rhombus and framed by one band.
21 Ornamentation
 
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 limestone tesserae are laid in straight lines. The panel frame is composed of two lines of black tesserae. The geometric pattern is
outlined by one line of black tesserae. Two lines of background tesserae surround the pattern within the frame and three lines
surround the panel outside the frame. The density of the tesserae per 10cm2 is uniform: 10x11. The colors of the tesserae are off-white, black,
light ochre and dark pink.
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

26 Measurements
26a Height 58cm
26b Length 115cm
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
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
The top right and left-hand corners of the panel and part of the third rhombus from the right are damaged.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M., Bulletin III,1960,p.30
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 072
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000986
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
356
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.2
:MED : Mosaic
:LN : ENG

Registrar
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

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