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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 198?
"תקופת ###י" The representation of Autumn is enclosed within the upper right spandrel of the zodiac wheel panel, above the signs of Aries and Pisces. It depicts the frontal bust of a female figure, followed by Hebrew inscription. Only the first word of the inscription remains, situated in the upper right corner: "The season of..." The figure is depicted wearing a tunic, hands raised, holding a stick and a ram's horn (shofar) in her right hand. Beneath the figure's left hand a bird is depicted facing the opposite way from the figure. The panel shares the frame of the square zodiac panel.
Name/Title
Na'aran Synagogue | Unknown
Object Detail
Zodiac panel
Settings
Unknown
Date
6th Century CE
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
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Unknown
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Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material / Technique
The density of tesserae per 10cm2 in the background and figure is uniform (12x12).
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Condition
The figure's head and part of the Hebrew inscription have been damaged.
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
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Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
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Shape / Form
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
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Direction/Location
Façade (main)
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Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
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Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
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Signature
Colophon
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Summary and Remarks
תשרי The season is identified as Autumn because of the shofar, which is used in the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, which takes place during this season; also because of the letter "yod" which is part of the Hebrew word for autumn :
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Avi-Yonah, Encyclopedia, 1977, vol.ii, p. 892-894. Naveh, On Stone, 1978, p.93-102. Vincent, "La Synagogue de Na'aran" RB 68, 1961, 161-177.
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Documenter
| R.I. & N.S. 2.1994
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.
063071