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The sarcophagus has a rectangular body and a high gabled lid with four acroteria on the corners. The front side is decorated with an architectural facade. On the right narrow side are two rhombi flanking a column. On the left narrow side are rough curves. The back is undecorated(?). The lid is decorated with vertical stripes, containing varios motifs. In the center of the right narrow side of the lid, is a gable inclosing a conch. The front side - In the center is a gate (sacred facade) with a double leaved door, divided in two rectangular panels. The lintels and jams of the gate are carved with a string of reels pattern. The gate is flanked by two columns, and two additional columns are carved at each corner. The inner columns are flat and vertically fluted, they have simple bases and rounded capital. The corner columns are three quarter round with neither bases nor capitals. The two rectangular fields between the corner and the central columns are deeply grooved with oblique lines. On the right narrow side - is a central column, flanked by two rhombi enclosing a circle. The coulmn is vertically fluted, with a simple base and rounded capital. On both sides of the lower apex of the two rhombi are small circles, and small rhombi on the upper apex. The left narrow side of the sarcophagus - is entirely incised with rough curves. The two slopes of the gabled lid - are decorated with alternately vertical plain stripes and stripes containing various geometric and floral designs. Each of the four acroteria is surrounded by a thick rope-like strip. Between the right rope-like stipes and the end of the vertical stripes design, are two plain discs. The right narrow side of the lid is decorated with a gable enclosing a conch.
Name/Title
The Gate Sarcophagus from Beth She`arim | Unknown
Object Detail
Settings
Unknown
Date
2nd - 3rd century CE
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
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Congregation
Unknown
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown | Israel: Beth She`arim, catacomb 20; sarcophagus no.46
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Hard limestone; carved in low and sunken relief.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
97 cm. (body)
52 cm. (lid)
Length
Width
92 cm. (body)
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
Condition
Intact
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
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Groove Columns Gate Rombi
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
The sarcophagus was found in catacomb 20, Room no. VIII 2
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Avigad,N. Beth Shearim III, p.153-4, Pl.XLIX,1-2, PL.XLVII A,2
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| T.M. (D.S.) 1981; O.S. 1998
Researcher
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.