Obj. ID: 10935
Jewish Architecture Ades Synagogue in Jerusalem - wall paintings, Eastern Wall (above the Ark)
To the main object: Ades Synagogue in Jerusalem - wall paintings
Eastern Wall (above the Ark)
Issachar is depicted as a saddle with stirrups dangling on both side, and a riding whip, illustrating his blessing: "Issachar is a strong ass…" (Gen. 49:14). The cartouche and the medallion are surrounded by an olive branch.
Zebulun is depicted as a ship sailing on water with two oars and a sail enclosing a Star of David and attached to a mast (Gen. 49:13). The cartouche and the medallion are surrounded by branches with lemon like fruits.
Dan has been erased or covered up (see: Remarks: no. 2). A cartouche remains with the inscription identifying it as Dan. The cartouche and the medallion are surrounded by a grape vine scroll.
Naphtali is depicted as a hind (Gen. 49:21), and surrounded by a fig branch.
2. According to interviews with the elders of the community, the snake which is the sign of Dan was erased after a pregnant woman had miscarried her infant, after seeing the snake.