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This panel contained a large circle within which was another circle. In the space between the two circles were laid twelve small interlacing circles,of which two only remain in some damaged condition. One of these small circles,on the central axis of the floor is almost complete,and shows an ox facing to the right,one of his horns missing through damage to the upper part of the circle. The other small circle to the right is very badly broken.It shows the head of a horned animal,facing left,and two of its feet. Above the animal's head appear three Hebrew letters("raim"),with traces of a fourth letter preceding. According to Sukenik we have here presumable the end of the word Ephraim- one the twelve tribes,whose symbol is here taken to be wild ox . If this be so,we may assume that the damaged portion of the other circle formerly contained the word "Menasseh",symbolized here by an ox.> Both these small interlacing circles are framed by plain strips. The outer circle was surrounded by a guilloche border. Of the inner circle only a small fragment of the guilloche border remains,and above it a triangle between two small circles of the tribes. In the triangular spaces between the small circles and the border of the big circle,dolphins are portrayed.One dolphin is complete,the other is destroyed,except for its tail.
Name/Title
Japhia synagogue | Unknown
Object Detail
synagogue mosaic
Date
3rd-4th Century CE (?)
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Subject
R | Ram
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Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
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Languages of inscription
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Type of grave
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
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Ruling
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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
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Signature
Colophon
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