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Obj. ID: 496
Ancient Jewish Art
  Dabbura Synagogue, 3rd-5th century CE

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Unknown,

The lintel is inscribed and decorated with a central wreath flanked by two eagles. The wreath is tied with a Hercules knot formed by two snakes: their heads at the top of the wreath. The tails of the snakes are held in the beaks of the flanking eagles. The Hebrew inscription reads as follows:

זה בית מדרשו שלרבי אליעזר הקפר

Translation: This is the beit midrash of Rabbi Eliezer Ha-Kappar).

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Name/Title
Dabbura Synagogue | Unknown
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Date
3rd-5th century CE
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Sources
Dan Urman, “The Lintel of the School (Beth-Midrash) of Rabbi Eliezer ha-Qappar” [Hebrew], Hadashot Arkhiologiyot 30 (1969)
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