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The figure is depicted above a shelf of the arcosolium. It is shown en face with simple lines. The body is portrayed as a rectangle with no sign of legs. It is decorated with net-like pattern. There is no indication of the mouth; the neck is short and incomplete. The arms are simply indicated by long lines. The right arm is extended slightly above the shoulder, while the left arm is extended obliquely downwards. Between the right hand and the head, a sort of wing is lightly engraved.

 

Location: Israel, Beth She'arim, Catacomb 1, Hall C, Room 1 
Site: Beth She'arim, Catacomb 1, Hall C, Room I. 
Copyright: IA 

Name/Title
Wall carving from Beth She'arim | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
early 3rd century - mid-4th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
School/Style
Unknown|
Period Detail
Collection
Israel | National Parks Authority
| National Parks
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Soft rock, smoothed and engraved in the shape of a figure, with a nail.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
170mm
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
H | Human Figure
| Human Figure
Condition
No damage can be seen. The engraving is unfinished.
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
Summary and Remarks
Mazar identifies the figure as a woman. The depiction is very simple. The eyes are represented by two dots; the eyebrows are drawn like two continuous arcs: the nose is indicated by a vertical line. Mazar identified the net-pattern $$9decoration of the rectangle as a garment covering the figure's entire body, a sort of chiton. See bibliography.
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Mazar, Beth She'arim: Report on the Excavations During 1936-1940, 1073 vol.I: Catacombs 1-4, p.61, pl.VIII:3.
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| Karen 10.1982 Y.S. 4.1995 K.B. 9.1995
Researcher
|
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
|
Section Head
|
Language Editor
|
Donor
|
Negative/Photo. No.