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Obj. ID: 1679
Ancient Jewish Art
  The "Clusters" coffin from Beth She'arim
To the main object: Beth She'arim

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Unknown,
The coffin has a rectangular form, with a flat rectangular lid. The long sides of the coffin are decorated by two parallel bands of inhabited Trailing vine scrolls along the outer edges. Between them is a register of intersecting diagonal lines of bead and reel pattern forming six rhombi and triangles. The two inhabited Trailing vine scrolls bands comprise of leaves, tendrils, clusters of grapes, and birds perched on wide bowls. Each rhombus and triangle contains an eight petalled flower, with a knob in the center. One of the narrow sides of the coffin is decorated with an architectual design with an arch supported by two fluted columns. Inside the arch is an eight-petaled rossette with a knob in the center. The arch is decorated with garlands of laurel leaves interwoven with ribbons and a small rossette in the center. The columns are with Attic bases. The Corinthian capitals contain leaves, tendrils and intervening rosettes. register of Each rhombi contains a eight petaled flower. The inhabited Trailing vine scrolls bands are similar to the ones on the long sides. Along the lenght of the lid two parallel bands of inhabited Trailing vine scrolls. Between them are four intersecting bands, containing the same pattern of vine scrolls, which form a large rhombus in the center, borded by triangular fields. Inside the rhombus and in each of the four triangles are three flowers with eight petals. Within the triangles at the narrow edges of the lid is also a flower.

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Name/Title
The "Clusters" coffin from Beth She'arim | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
4th century CE
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
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Congregation
Unknown
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
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Period Detail
Collection
Unknown | Coffin no.4
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
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Length
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Iconographical Subject
R | Rosette
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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
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
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Language Editor
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Negative/Photo. No.