Home : Complete Site List : Search : What's New? : Permission to Use : Contact Us

Menorah Capital

< Prev | 10 of 33 | Next >
Menorah Capital
Click Photo for Larger Version
Please read before you download

Images and/or text from holylandphotos.org are NOT TO BE USED ON OTHER WEB SITES, NOR COMMERCIALLY, without special permission. To request permission contact us at HolyLandPhotos@comcast.net.

Photo Comments

A capital from the synagogue of the Byzantine Period (4th-6th centuries A.D.).

Note the typical Jewish elements: the seven-branched candelabra (menorah) on a tripod, to the left of it is an incense shovel and to the right of it is a ram's horn (shophar). These three elements also appear on mosaic floors of Byzantine synagogues. Below the menorah are numerous leaves of the acanthus plant.