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The eastern band framing the mosaic of the nave is composed of twelve inhabited medallions which are formed by vine-scrolls. The medallions are inhabited by human figures, animals and verious objects as follows (from north-east to south-east): a small bird, a four-legged animal, three vertical conical objects, a hare biting a grape off a bunch, a damaged depiction of the head and tail of an animal, the bust of a man holding a bird, a pheasant, a four-legged animal (fox?), a basket filled with round fruit and a hare bitting a grape from the vine. All the animals are depicted in profile, facing north.
Name/Title
Beth Alpha Synagogue | Unknown
Object Detail
Nave, East Frame panel
Date
518-527, Justin I, or 567-578, Justin II
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community
Location
Site
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Material/Technique
The density of tesserae per 10cm2 is uniform in all elements, figurative, vegetal and geometric, 9x9 9x10.
The colours of the tesserae, besides white and black, are one or two shades of grey, brick red, wine red, light brown, dark brown and ochre yellow.
few depictions are outlined in brick red: a human bust,a-four legged animal, birds' legs.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
600mm.
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
The seventh medallion from the north-east corner was severely damaged; no restoration can be seen. The lower part of the eighth medallion was damaged and restored with white tesserae. Medallions nine, ten and eleven were damaged and reconstructed.
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
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
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Sukenik, Beit Alpha, pp. 32-36, pl. 10-18.
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| T.S.W. 12.1986, T.N., D.D. & D.S. 3.1995
Researcher
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconsdivuction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.
072066