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Obj. ID: 1686
Ancient Jewish Art
  The Mask sarcophagus 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 four acroteria on the corners. On the front are two garlands, with rosettes above, suspending from columns. The right narrow side is decorated with two columns and a garland suspending between them, and above the garland, is a carving of a mask of a bearded man. The front side - is decorated with three slim columns set on high pedestals and capped with Corinthian capitals. Two on the ends of the front side, and one in the center. Two thin garlands with overlapping leaves are suspended between the columns. Above each garland, a seven-petalled rosette is carved. The right narrow side - is decorated with two slim columns on both ends, supporting an overlapping leaves garland. The columns are similar to the columns on the front of the sarcophagus. The ends of the garland are fastened to rings suspended from the columns' capitals. Above the garland, a frontal man's head (mask) is carved. The face is surrounded with a beard and curly hair. His eyes are dilated, without pupils, and with thick eyebrows.

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Name/Title
The Mask sarcophagus from Beth She`arim | Unknown
Object Detail
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Date
2nd - 3rd 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
Unknown|
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown | Israel: Beth She`arim, catacomb 20; sarcophagus no.84
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
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
M | Mask
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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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Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
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Author of description
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.