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The rectangular panel depicting the Sanctuary implements is situated at the eastern end of the main hall, above the geometric panel. The panel depicts a building facade, with Sanctuary implements between its columns, flanked by two rams. The building facade's central columns support a gable centered by a conch. In the center of the building facade, below the gable is the Torah shrine, flanked by two seven-branched menorahs. The menorah on the right is set among a shofar and a lulav; the menorah on the left is adjoined by a mahtah. No additional elements remained.

The Torah shrine is composed of a central column flanked by two closed doors decorated with a square geomtric pattern. The menorah on the left, is composed of alternating round and oval links and the one on the right of plain stripes. The stem and branches of each menorah, is connected on top by a bar, upon which seven lamps are set, all seven lamps are lit. The menorahs differ in the design of their bases: On the right, Three ribbon-like leggsamerge from a bar. On the left, three beadlike legs form the menorahs base. Flanking thebuilding facade from both sides are two rams, depicted in profile facing the center. Each stands on small hills, adjacent a thin branch with blossoms. The panel is framed by parallel lines.

Name/Title
Susiya Synagogue | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
4th-8th century CE
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
The density of tesserae per 10cm2 is not uniform in the panel. The average number of tesserae in the depiction of the elements and the background
equals (8x9) (8x8). A higher number is noticeable in the figures' heads - 9x9.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
136cm
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
Damage can be seen in the central part of the Torah shrine, part of the menorahs' stem, the lower part of the Torah shrine and the back legs of the left ram. Restoration in plain white tesserae can be seen in the left central column of thetorah shrine as well as in the ram.
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
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| Y.S. 8.1992, 7.1994, D.D. & T.N. 3.1995
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.
030086