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  (XI) Obj. ID: 19 Maon Nirim Synagogue,, Maon Nirim, 500-599?. // Unknown edit  
Category: Ancient Jewish Art


2 Name/Title Maon Nirim Synagogue | Unknown
3a Object Synagogue
Mosaic floor (Decoration)
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 500-599?
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail 518-527 CE (Justin I) or 527-538 CE (Justinian)
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 Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
20 Remarks
20 Description

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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
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
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
19
48 Temp: Addenda
OVRPO=ntl%3Atrue%2Cntl_localname%3Atrue%2Csubject%3A%2Csubject_detail%3A%2Cobject%3A%2Cobject_detail%3A%2Cmaker_profession%3A%2Cmaker_name%3A%2Cmaker_detail%3A%2Cdate%3Atrue%2Cperiod%3Atrue%2Cperiod_detail%3Atrue%2Corigin%3Atrue%2Corigin_detail%3Atrue%2Cschool%3A%2Cschool_detail%3A%2Ccommunity%3A%2Ccommunity_detail%3A%2Ccollection%3A%2Ccollection_detail%3A%2Ccopyright%3Atrue%2Csite%3Atrue%2Csite_detail%3Atrue%2Clocation%3A%2Clocation_detail%3A%2Cdescription%3A%2Cphotographer%3Atrue%2Cphoto_date%3Atrue%2Cphotographer_copyright%3Atrue%2C&batch=0030&batch_num=063&

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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(XXII) ID: 375 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit
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)
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
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
035091
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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(XXII) ID: 376 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit
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)
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
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
035092
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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(XXII) ID: 377 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 377 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)
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
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 Ibex |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63781
19a Scan No.
20 Description An ibex occupies the medallion on the far right of the third row in the nave panel. It is depicted in profile moving to the left towards the center of the floor. The ibex's head faces front and its ears are splayed. Its horns are directed upwards and it has a small 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 ibex. Two to three lines of
background tesserae surround the ibex and one to two lines follow the medallion frame. The density per 10cm2 is not
uniform. The density is 10x12 for the head and 11x11 for the body with a lower density of 9X9 for the background. The colors of the
tesserae are off-white, white, black, grey, brown, olive green, 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
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
035093
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 093
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000943
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
377
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.26
: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 377  
(XXII) ID: 378 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 378 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)
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
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 Flamingo |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63787
19a Scan No.
20 Description A flamingo occupies the medallion second from the right in the third row of the nave panel. It is depicted in profile bending down and moving left towards the center. Its beak is hooked.
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 flamingo. One to three
lines of background tesserae surround the flamingo and two or three lines follow the medallion frame. The density per 10cm2
is fairly uniform. The density is 10x10 for the body and 8x10 for the head with a density of 9x10 for the background. The colors
of the tesserae are off-white, black, brown, dark and light 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.28
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
035094
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 094
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000952
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
378
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.27
: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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(XXII) ID: 379 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 379 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)
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
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. 63782
19a Scan No.
20 Description Two birds occupy the medallion on the far-right of the second row of the nave panel. The pair are depicted in 3/4 view facing left towards the center. One is located in the lower left of the medallion, the other in the upper right. Their heads face each other. The plumage on their backs is dotted.
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 lines of
background lines surround the birds and one to three lines follow the medallion frame. The density of the tesserae per 10cm2
is not uniform. The density is 10x10 for the bodies and 10x12 for the heads with a lower density of 9X9 for the background. The
colors of the tesserae are off-white, white, brown, light and 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 birds as partridges (Alectoris barbata).
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p.26
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
035095
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 095
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000831
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
379
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.29
: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 379  
(XXII) ID: 380 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 380 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)
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
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 Tiger (See also Animals, the Four) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63783
19a Scan No.
20 Description A tiger cub occupies the space between the medallions on the far-right of the second and third rows of the nave panel. The reclining cub is depicted in profile facing left towards the center of the floor.
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 cub. The cub is surrounded by
one to three lines of background tesserae. The density per 10cm2 is 10x12 for the body and 10x10 for head. The colors of the tesserae
are off-white, white, black, grey, light 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 210mm (animal only)
26b Length 310mm (animal only)
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
Except for the shofar and lulav, this figure is the only one depicted outside the medallions.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M., Bulletin III,1960, p.26
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
035096
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 096
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000938
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
380
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.30
: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 380  
(XXII) ID: 381 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 381 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)
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
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. 63778
19a Scan No.
20 Description A bird occupies the central medallion of the second row of the nave panel. The bird's body faces front and its head faces left. It spreads its right wing. An unidentified object hangs on a string around its neck.
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 tesserae, made of limestone and some of glass, are arranged in curved lines to form the shape and shading of the
bird. One line of brown tesserae outlines the bird. One line of background tesserae surrounds the bird and one to two lines
follow the medallion frame. The density of the tesserae per 10 cm2 is not uniform. The density is 10x11 for the body of the bird and
11x12 for the head with a lower density of 9X9 for the background. The colors of the tesserae are off-white, white,
black, grey, light and dark ochre, brown 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
The bird's talon and beak indicate that it is a bird of prey. Avi-Yonah suggests that the object around the bird's neck is a bula. (Avi-Yonah, Eretz Israel 6,1960 p.88)
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
The left side of the medallion including the bird's left side is damaged.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p.26
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
035097
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 097
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000867
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
381
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.32
: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 381  
(XXII) ID: 382 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 382 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)
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
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 Leopard |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63785
19a Scan No.
20 Description A leopard occupies the second medallion from the right in the second row of the nave panel. It is depicted in profile facing left towards the center. The leopard's tail is raised and its mouth is open revealing its tongue. Its skin is covered with spots.
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 body and shading of the leopard. Between one and three lines of background
tesserae surround the leopard and one to two lines follow the frame of the medallion. The density per 10c"m2 is not uniform. The density is
11X11 for the head and 10x11 for the body. The background has a lower density of 8X9. The colors of the tesserae are off-white, white, black
gray, dark pink, 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
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah, Bulletin III, 1960, p.26
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
035098
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 098
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000947
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
382
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.31
: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 382  
(XXII) ID: 383 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 383 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)
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
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 Sanctuary Implements
Menorah |
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
035099
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 099
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0007140
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
383
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

    Close 383  
(XXII) ID: 384 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 384 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)
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
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 Sanctuary Implements
Menorah |
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
035100
45 Temp: Batch Number
035 | 100
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0007140
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
384
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

    Close 384  
(XXII) ID: 385 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 385 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)
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
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 Peacock |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 036001
20 Description A peacock occupies the two medallions on the far right of the first row of the nave panel. It is depicted in profile facing left and its head protrudes from the frame. One wing and the folded tail are discernible. The eyes of the tail are circular.
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 tesserae are made of limestone and there are remnants of glass cubes in the eyes of the peacock's tail. The tesserae are arranged
in curved lines to form the body and shading of the peacock. One to three lines of background tesserae surround the peacock and two
lines follow the medallion frame. The density of the tesserae per 10cm2 is not uniform. The density for the peacock is 10x9 with a
lower density of 9x9 for the background. The colors of the tesserae are off-white, white, black, grey, brown, yellow, green 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
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
The peacock's head and the centers of the eyes of the tail are damaged.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Avi-Yonah, Bulletin III,1960,p.26
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
036001
45 Temp: Batch Number
036 | 001
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0008537
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
385
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.33
: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 385  
(XXII) ID: 386 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 6th c. edit
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 386 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)
5 Date 6th c.
6 Period Byzantine
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 with pomegranates |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63775
19a Scan No. 036002
20 Description A basket with pomegranates occupies the central medallion of the sixth row of the nave panel. The basket is trapezoidal and a narrow rectangular band forms the rim. A narrow arched handle projects up from the front right side of the rim to the back left side. Pomegranates and leaves fill the basket.
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 shape and
shading of the fruit. The basket is outlined by one line of brown tesserae. One to three lines of background tesserae surround the
basket and one to two lines follow the medallion frame. The density per 10cm2 is not uniform. The density is 10x11 for the basket and
10x12 for the pomegranates with a lower density of 10X10 for the background. The colors of the tesserae are off-white, white, brown,
dark pink, 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
The decoration on the basket suggests weaving.
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
036002
45 Temp: Batch Number
036 | 002
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000985
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
386
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : An.500.2.1.18
: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 386  
(XXII) ID: 391 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 500-599? edit
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 391 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 500-599? 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)
5 Date 500-599?
6 Period Byzantine
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 | bird in cage
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 036068
20 Description A bird in a cage occupies the central medallion of the ninth row of the nave panel. The bird stands in the center of the cage and is depicted in profile facing right. Its long tail hangs down. The arch-shaped cage is formed of seven bars connected at the top by a ring. Two short bars project from the ring in a v shape. The bottom of the cage is composed of a trapezoidal band decorated with a series of parallel diagonal lines. A conical object is attached to the right side of the cage.
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
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
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
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
036068
45 Temp: Batch Number
036 | 068
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000936
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
391
48 Temp: Addenda
NO : An.500.2.1.8
MED : Mosaic
NNO : 63773
MD : 700mm approx.
MAT : The limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shape and shading of the motif. The cage is outlined by one line of brown tesserae. One line of background tesserae surrounds the cage and two to three lines follow the medallion frame. The density per 10cm2 is fairly uniform with a density of 10x11 for the motif and 10x10 for the background. The colors of the tesserae are off-white, black, brown, grey, dark and light pink.
TYP : OR
RG : R.I. 1991; S.Sh. 8.1995
BIB : Avi-Yonah,M.,Bulletin III,1960,p.29
REM : Avi Yona identifies the conical object as an attachment for food or water.
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 391  
(XXII) ID: 634 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 500-599? edit
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 634 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 500-599? 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)
5 Date 500-599?
6 Period Byzantine
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 Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63773
19a Scan No. 084001
20 Description A bird in a cage occupies the central medallion of the ninth row of the nave panel. The bird stands in the center of the cage and is depicted in profile facing right. Its long tail hangs down. The arch-shaped cage is formed of seven bars connected at the top by a ring. Two short bars project from the ring in a v shape. The bottom of the cage is composed of a trapezoidal band decorated with a series of parallel diagonal lines. A conical object is attached to the right side of the cage.
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
Mosaic
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 conical object as an attachment for food or water.
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
Original
084001
45 Temp: Batch Number
084 | 001
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000936
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
634
48 Temp: Addenda

:Addenda:
:NO : An.500.2.1.8
:MAT : The limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shape and shading of the motif. The cage is outlined by one line of brown tesserae. One line of background tesserae surrounds the cage and two to three lines follow the medallion frame. The density per 10cm2 is fairly uniform with a density of 10x11 for the motif and 10x10 for the background. The colors of the tesserae are off-white, black, brown, grey, dark and light pink.
: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 634  
(XXII) ID: 635 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 500-599? edit
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 635 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 500-599? 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)
5 Date 500-599?
6 Period Byzantine
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 Tabula Ansata | Tabula
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 58769 63794
19a Scan No. 084002
20 Description The Aramaic inscription, enclosed in a tabula ansata, surmounts the nave panel of inhabited scrolls. Two small triangles fill the corner spaces formed by the "ears" of the tabula ansata forming a rectangular composition. The inscription (according to Yeivin) reads as follows: 1."]ד[כרין לטב כל קהלה 2.]די[ עבדו הדן פספה 3.]וכן[ דאוש]ו[ן ותמה יהודה 4.דיהבו תג תרי דינרין" 1."[Remembe]red for good be the whole congregation 2.[who ha]ve contributed this mosaic 3.[and furtherm]ore Daisin and Thoma and Judah 4.who have donated (the) sum (of) two denarii" A slightly different interpretation is given by Naveh
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
Mosaic
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
Original
084002
45 Temp: Batch Number
084 | 002
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000989
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
635
48 Temp: Addenda

:Addenda:
:NO : An.500.2.1.1
:MAT : 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.
: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

    Close 635  
(XXII) ID: 636 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 500-599? edit
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 636 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 500-599? 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)
5 Date 500-599?
6 Period Byzantine
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 Menorah |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 084003
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
Mosaic
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
084003
45 Temp: Batch Number
084 | 003
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0007140
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
636
48 Temp: Addenda

:NO : An.500.2.1.3
:MAT : 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.
: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 636  
(XXII) ID: 637 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 500-599? edit
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 637 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 500-599? 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)
5 Date 500-599?
6 Period Byzantine
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 Deer |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 63766
19a Scan No. 084004
20 Description A deer occupies the medallion on the far right of the seventh row of the nave panel. It is depicted in profile moving left towards the center of the panel. Its feet rest on the frame of the medallion. The deer streches its neck forward and raises its head. Both antlers are discernible. It has a short pointed 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
Mosaic
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
Original
084004
45 Temp: Batch Number
084 | 004
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0000868
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
637
48 Temp: Addenda

:NO : An.500.2.1.13
:MAT : The limestone tesserae are arranged in curved lines to form the shape and shading of the deer. Two lines of background tesserae surround the deer and two lines follow the medallion frame. The density per 10 cm2 is not uniform. The density is 12x12 for the head and 11x11 for the body with a lower density of 8X9 for the background. The colors of the tesserae are off-white, black, brown, grey, yellow, dark ochre and dark pink.
: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 637  
(XXII) ID: 714 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 500-599? edit
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 714 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 500-599? 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)
5 Date 500-599?
6 Period Byzantine
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 Palm tree |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 037018
20 Description

A palm tree flanked by a pair of birds occupies two medallions situated to the left of the central axis in the ninth and tenth rows. The branches of the tree are thin and spearlike. The tree trunk, which widens at the base, is composed of rounded links. The birds are depicted at the base of the tree in three quarter view. Their bodies face the tree and their heads are turned away from the tree. 

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
Mosaic
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 Total field: 332cm; border 29-32 cm.
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
A large part of the mosaic is damaged. The western end of the mosaic, some of the central areas and part of the eastern end are destroyed. The damage equals approximately one third of the medallions.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Ovadiah, "Ancient Synagogue", IEJ 19 (1969), pp. 193-198; Ovadiah, A. & R., Mosaic Pavements, 1987, pp. 60-61; Avi-Yonah, "Une Ecole", Colloque Mosaique, 1975, pp. 377-382.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
037018
45 Temp: Batch Number
037 | 018
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0003461
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
714
48 Temp: Addenda

:NO : An.600.
:DCM : Inhabited scrolls with animals
:MAT : The tesserae are made of limestone, marble, glass and clay. They are laid in curved lines within the figures and forming the scrolls, and in straight parallel lines in the background. The figures' outline consists of one line of black tesserae. The figures, scrolls, grapes and leaves are surrounded by one line of white tesserae. The average number of tesserae in 10cm2 is (10x10). The highest density is found in the right medallion, second from the top, in the leopard's paws, as well as in the right medallion, sixth from the top, in the giraffe's legs, where the density equals (14x16). The lowest density is found in the left medallion, fifth from the top, in the bird's body, where the density equals (7x8). Various hues of red, including burgundy, brick-red and pink, yellow, including ochre, and green are used, besides the many hues of white and black, which include many shades of gray, ranging from bluish to brownish gray.
: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 714  
(XXII) ID: 715 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 500-599? edit
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 715 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 500-599? 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)
5 Date 500-599?
6 Period Byzantine
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 Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 037019
20 Description

 An elephant occupies the medallion second from the right in the eighth row of the nave panel. It is depicted in profile facing left. Its head is raised and its trunk is curled down towards its body. One of its tusks is visible and it has a short tail. On its back is a rectangular blanket or saddle. 

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
Mosaic
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 Total field: 332cm; border 29-32 cm.
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
A large part of the mosaic is damaged. The western end of the mosaic, some of the central areas and part of the eastern end are destroyed. The damage equals approximately one third of the medallions.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Ovadiah, "Ancient Synagogue", IEJ 19 (1969), pp. 193-198; Ovadiah, A. & R., Mosaic Pavements, 1987, pp. 60-61; Avi-Yonah, "Une Ecole", Colloque Mosaique, 1975, pp. 377-382.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
037019
45 Temp: Batch Number
037 | 019
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0003461
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
715
48 Temp: Addenda

:NO : An.600.
:DCM : Inhabited scrolls with animals
:MAT : The tesserae are made of limestone, marble, glass and clay. They are laid in curved lines within the figures and forming the scrolls, and in straight parallel lines in the background. The figures' outline consists of one line of black tesserae. The figures, scrolls, grapes and leaves are surrounded by one line of white tesserae. The average number of tesserae in 10cm2 is (10x10). The highest density is found in the right medallion, second from the top, in the leopard's paws, as well as in the right medallion, sixth from the top, in the giraffe's legs, where the density equals (14x16). The lowest density is found in the left medallion, fifth from the top, in the bird's body, where the density equals (7x8). Various hues of red, including burgundy, brick-red and pink, yellow, including ochre, and green are used, besides the many hues of white and black, which include many shades of gray, ranging from bluish to brownish gray.
: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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(XXII) ID: 716 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 500-599? edit
Category: Ancient Jewish Art
ID: 716 Maon Nirim Synagogue, , Maon Nirim, 500-599? 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)
5 Date 500-599?
6 Period Byzantine
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 Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 037020
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
Mosaic
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
037020
45 Temp: Batch Number
037 | 020
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0007140
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
716
48 Temp: Addenda

:NO : An.500.2.1.3
:MAT : 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.
: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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