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The southern and western bands framing the nave mosaic pavement consist of a row of poised squares linked by strips which form symmetric trapezoids. The poised squares in the southern band contain the following (from west to east): a lozenge in a square surrounded by four flower buds; a tree with three pomegranates; a hen followed by four chicks; a lozenge in a square surrounded by four flower buds. Western band from south to north: a cluster of grapes; a square centred by a lozenge surrounded by four flower buds; a plate with fruit: grapes, and pomegranate, figs or pears, and a citron (etrog); a square with a poised square in the middle ; a bunch of grapes; a deep basket filled with grapes, a pomegranate and a fig; a square with a poised square in the middle.
Name/Title
Beth Alpha Synagogue | Unknown
Object Detail
Nave, South and West 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 elements and background: 9x9-9x10.
The colours of the tesserae, beside white and black, are one or two shades of dark gray, light gray, brick red, wine red, light brown, light pink.
A few depictions are outlined in red tesserae: human body, fish, 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
Southern band 750mm##Eastern band 720mm
110mm (frame)
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
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
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| T.C.U. 2.1993 & Y.S. 7.1994
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.
072070