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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev,
The nave, south of the bimah area, is decorated with a rectangular mosaic which encloses a square panel. The square panel frames two overlapping square panels with a circle at the center. The circle which is framed by two bands encloses two pairs of birds facing each other. The differing pairs of birds are set one above the other. The two squares which enclose the circle overlap each other diagonally, creating an eight-pointed star form. The space between the rim of the circle and the triangles of the star is inhabited by vine leaves and bunches of grapes. The eight triangles of the star are decorated with a chess-board pattern and a conch pattern alternately. The area within the corners of the outer square panel around the star contains pairs of peacocks facing each other, each pair flanking between a bunch of grapes. The outer square panel is surrounded by a repeating pattern of four-petals formed by intersecting circles. The rectangular panel is framed by a border of of plain bands and stepped triangles. The mosaic near the outer frame of the bimah on the south includes three seven brached menorahs: one at the center, and two near the corners of the rectangular panel. Around the entire panel are rows of flowerbuds. The panel was designed to be viewed from the south, except for the peacocks in the corners which are to be viewed from the corners of the nave.
Name/Title
En Gedi Syanagogue | Unknown
Object Detail
Nave panel
Settings
Unknown
Date
End of 2nd century CE- Beginning of the 6th century CE
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
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Congregation
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Site
School/Style
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Period Detail
Byzantine (324-638)
Collection
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Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material / Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
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Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
C | Conch
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Condition
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
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Textual Content
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Languages of inscription
Unknown
Shape / Form
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
Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Negative/Photo. No.