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The synagogue floor, from the north-west entrance to the south-east apse, is entirely decorated with mosaic pavements in the nave, the west aisle and the intercolumnar spaces. Some mosaic fragments also survive in the east aisle and in the narthex. The nave mosaic is divided into three panels, from the entrance to the apse: 1. The Sacrifice of Isaac (8023) preceded by a dedicatory inscription (5340) 2. A zodiac panel in the centre (5190), 3. Sanctuary Implements (5245). The depictions in all panels are designed to be viewed from the entrance, except for the zodiac signs and the seasons facing Helios in the centre. All the panels are surrounded by a decorative border framed by parallel lines and are divided by similar lines. The eastern border consists of inhabited scrolls whereas the southern and western borders include rhomboids enclosing birds, floral and geometric motifs. The northern border, which includes two Greek and Aramaic inscriptions, is flanked by a reversed bull and lion. All the depictions in these framing bands, including the lion and the bull, are designed to be viewed from the centre of the nave, except for the inscriptions which face the entrance of the synagogue in the north. The intercolumnar spaces between the nave and the west aisle are filled by four geometric mosaic panels of different sizes. The whole western aisle is covered by four continous panels of different geometric patterns.
Name/Title
Beth Alpha Synagogue | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
518-527, Justin I, or 567-578, Justin II
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Reconstruction dates
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Material Stucture
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Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
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Codicology
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Direction/Location
Façade (main)
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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
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Computer Reconsdivuction
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Negative/Photo. No.
063119