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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 05.1992

First illusration. The picture illustrates part of Ruth. 1:1. which is quoted the top of the frame in Hebrew block letters: "וילך איש מבית לחם יהודה לגור בשדי מואב" "And a certain man of Beth-lehem-judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab" The picture represents Naomi riding a donkey, led by Elimelech. Elimelech is wearing a gray robe and a belt, with a brown coat over and a white head cover, while holding a stick in his left hand. Naomi is sitting on the donkey while turning her legs to the left. She is wearing a green robe, sandals and a gray-reddish head cover. The donkey is loaded with packages,a blanket and a jug. They seem to be on the way. A city, probably Bethlehem they have left, is seen in the far background. Behind them is a hill with a bare tree and birds. A deer is lying (dead?) on the hill and a dog is standing beside him. Birds are flying in the sky. Down the hill a shepherd and a child are walking in a stone-marked path. A gowned skeleton is sitting at the frame bottom, holding the tails of two yellow green snakes. They are climbing along the sides of the frame. The left snake is turning leftwards, to a fish carried by an eagle; the right snake is turning rightwards, to a kid carried by an eagle. The dogs are barking towards the snakes. The frame background is purple with spider's web on it, coming from behind the skeleton.

Name/Title
Elimelech and Naomi | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Ruth 2
Date
1950?
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
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Congregation
Unknown
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Printed book
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
15.3 cm
Length
Width
10.8 cm
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Printed signature. Outside the illustration: lower left, Z. Raban in Latin block letters. Lower right, Jerusalem in block Latin letters. In the illustration, lower right: Raban in block Hebrew letters
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Coloured mounted reproduction. The frame painting represents hunger and death (Mayanot)
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
מעינות,רבן, 3991, עע. 22-32, תמונה, ע. 62.
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Reproduction
Documenter
| N.S.D. & D.P. 4-5.1993
Researcher
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.