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The panel representing the Zodiac Wheel is situated in the center of the nave, between the geometric carpet to the west and the panel depicting Daniel in the lions den, to the east. Most of the panel was coverd in a later period by a geometric carpet mosaic, excluding one fragment situated in the lower left corner of the panel. The fragment depicts a wing situated to the right of a rounded guilloche frame, most likely reminent of the zodiac wheel frame. The zodiac panel was framed by a swastika meander frame.
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
Lime stone. Tesserae counts: back ground 8x8 in 10 cm2; figure (wing) 8x8 in 10 cm2; geomtric pattern 8x8 in 10 cm2.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Not measured for technical reasons
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
Condition
Most of the panel was severly damaged and coverd in a later period by a carpet mosaic.
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
The wing seems to be a reminent of the personification of a year season, according to parallezation with Beit Alpha mosaic as well as Hammath-Tiberias mosaic.
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| Y.S. 8.1992, 8.1994
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.