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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1994

The geometric carpet is situated in the eastern most aisle of the synagogue. The carpet has a Greek inscription in the central area. It is enclosed within a rectangle, and consists of five lines which read as follows: May he be remembered for good and for blessing. Profoturos the elder constructed this aisle of the synagogue. Blessing upon him Amen. Shalom. The fifth line of the inscription is flanked by an ivy leaf within a curving stem. The geometric carpet consists of a grid of poised squares, each unit decorated with squares and poised squares. The squares have repeating geometric patterns which vary from square to square. The panel is framed by a pattern of triangles enclosing a double border.

Name/Title
Hammath Tiberias Synagogue | Unknown
Object Detail
Nave, Zodiac Panel
Settings
Unknown
Date
286-337 CE
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Site
School/Style
Unknown|
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
The density of the tesserae per 10cm2 is 8.2x9.2. The colours used other than black and white, are shades of gray, red, orange, pink
and brown.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
239 cm
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
Condition
The panel is partly destroyed, especially at the eastern and northern edges of the inscription. In addition there is damage caused by a later wall to the north.
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
Geometric panel
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
The letters in the description are as given in Dothan's description in the given bibliography.
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Dothan, M. 1983, p.51, pl. 18.
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| G.W. 1993, D.D. & T.N. 12.1994
Author of description
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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.