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Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna.The church was begun in 527, when Ravenna was under the rule of the Ostrogoths, and completed in 548 during the Byzantine Exarchate. The church is of extreme importance in Byzantine art, as it is the only major church from the period of the Emperor Justinian I to survive virtually intact to the present day. Furthermore, it is thought to reflect the design of the Byzantine Imperial Palace Audience Chamber, of which nothing at all survives.

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Little Known Roman Jewish Mosaic Art, Hamman Lif Synagogue in Tunisia

Roman Mosaic. Gazelle. Tunis, Tunisia.

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Little Known Roman Jewish Mosaic Art, Hamman Lif Synagogue in Tunisia

Roman Mosaic of Duck Facing Left in Vines, Hammam-Lif Synagogue, Tunisia.

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Roman Mosaic - Mosaic of Male Figure in Medallion

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Title: Floor mosaic (from the synagogue at Hammath Tiberias, Israel) Artist: Anonymous Culture: Early Jewish Date: 4th C. CE Early Jewish

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Little Known Roman Jewish Mosaic Art, Hamman Lif Synagogue in Tunisia

Roman Mosaic. Palm Tree. Tunis, Tunisia.

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Judith Weinshall Liberman THE ZODIAC SERIES I 2008 ARTIST STATEMENT My ZODIAC SERIES I was inspired by the wheel of the zodiac as represented in a 6th century synagogue mosaic floor excavated in Beit Alpha, Israel. I came across the image of that mosaic pavement on the internet recently, while researching old Jewish mosaic floors in conjunction with a mixed media series I was creating on ancient Jewish symbols. But although I had seen images of the Beit Alpha zodiac floor before, this time…

The synagogue at Hammath was probably constructed in the early 300’s CE. The figured mosaic is about the size of the gallery portion in Neve Shalom’s main space. The mosaic incorporates the zodiac wheel, also found in non-Jewish buildings, into a bigger composition with three main sections leading to the ark niche. This composition describes Jewish themes and principles. The first section has donor names in Greek flanked by lions on each side of the text.

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