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This rectangular panel depicting a central inscription flanked by two seven branched menorah, is situated near the entrance of the Synagogue in the western side of the central nave. The panel interrupts the geometrical border which surrounds the central field of the mosaic just below the dedicatory inscription panel. The panel is divided into three section. The central one depicts a central inscription within a wreath, while the lateral sections are occupied by a seven branched menorah flanked by a mahta, a shophar and an etrog. The fragmentary Hebrew inscription reads as follow: Peace upon Israel שלום על ישראל The wreath which surrounds the inscription is composed of groups of three leaves linked at the top with a circle. The left menorah seems to be a three legged one, the stem is composed of alternating rectangular and round links the branches are made of alternating round and triangular links. The stem and the branches are topped by a round lamp seen from the side, with a knob handle on the outer side and a burning wick facing the centre. On the right of the menorah is an etrog and a tip of a lulav. On the left is a shofar and a mahtah (incense shovel). The stem and the branches of the right menorah are composed of alternating, irregular, rectangular and round links ending with square tops from which flames spring. Right to the menorah it is possible to see the remains of a shofar, and of a mahta. All the panel is framed by a double plain strip filled by stepped triangles. Only two fragments with the mahtah and etrog survive today.
Name/Title
Isfiya Synagogue | Unknown
Object Detail
mosaic
Date
5th-6th century CE
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Unknown (Unknown)
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Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
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Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
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
Codicology
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Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
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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
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Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
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Summary and Remarks
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Computer Reconstruction
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Negative/Photo. No.