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Obj. ID: 1683
Ancient Jewish Art
  The Acanthus sarcophagus (B) from Beth She`arim
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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Unknown,
The sarcophagus has a rectangular body and a high gabled lid with probebly four acroteria on the corners. The Front and left sides of the sarcophagos are decorated with garlands and rosettes above them. From the right narrow side, only a garland has preserved. The front side - is decorated with three garlands with an overlapping leaf pattern, and a small rosette in the center of each one, two on the center of the right one. Between the garlands are fan-shaped tassels of acanthus leaves with a pendant cluster in the middle. The tassels are suspending from small rosettes (flowers?). Above each of the side garlands is a five petalled rosette. The left is a whirling rosette. On both ends are acanthus leaves, supporting the garlands. The rim of the sarcophagus is carved with two registers: a leaf pattern (floral?), and an unfinished row of egg-and-dart pattern below it. The left narrow side - is decorated with a plain garland, with a six petalled rosette above it, and an acanthus leaf in the right corner.

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Name/Title
The Acanthus sarcophagus (B) from Beth She`arim | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
2nd - 3rd century CE
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
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Congregation
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School/Style
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Period Detail
Collection
Unknown | National Parks
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
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Iconographical Subject
G | Garland
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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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Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
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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
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Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
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Group
Group
Group
Group
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Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Negative/Photo. No.