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The sarcophagus has a rectangular body. The front side of the sarcophagus is decorated with three garlands. Above the central garland are the remains of a lion, and above the other two are rosettes. The two narrow sides are decorated with a garland above a krater. The front side - is decorated with three garlands. Above the cental one is a lion, and above the side ones are rosettes. From the lion`s body, only the two front feet, and mane remained. His right feet is raised and resting on a spherical object. Above the other two garlands on either sides are superimposed rosettes, that only their lower part has remained. Between the garlands, are two tassels of suspended, fan-shaped, Acanthus leaves, and on both ends of the garlands are two larg Acanthus leaves. The left garland is composed of clumps of wavy leaves and a spherical object in the center. The middle and right grlands are composed of overlapping leaves, and in the center of the middle graland is a spherical object. A row of Egg-and-dart pattern decorates the rim of the sarcophgus, and below it is a row of bead and reel. The two narrow sides - are decorated with a garland enclosing a krater with a grooved body, wich only his lower part has remained. The graland is decorated with overlapping leaves and a spherical object in the center.
Name/Title
The Acanthus sarcophagus A from Beth She`arim | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Date
2nd - 3rd century CE
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown | Israel: Beth She`arim: catacomb 20; sarcophgus no.101
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Stone, Hard Nari; carved in high relief; comb dressed
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
120 cm. (body)
Length
Width
90 cm. (body)
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
W | Wreath
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Condition
The lid and most of the upper part of the sarcophgus are missing, and the lower part is broken.
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
Garland Acanthus leaves Rosette Amphora Lion
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
The sarcophagus was found in Catacomb no.20, Room no.XIX.
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Avigad,N. Beth Shearim III, p.150-151, pl.XLVII, fig.66
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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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.