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Tree of Paradise. Jewish Mosaics from the Roman Empire

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Author

Edward Bleiberg.

Imprint

Brooklyn, N.Y., USA, 2005. 65 pp., illustrations: 36 col., 5 b&w, 23.5 × 16 cm. English.

ISBN

0872731553

Location

Brooklyn Museum (28 October 2005–16 July 2006)

Description

Mosaic panels from the synagogue floor and other structures in Hammam Lif, Tunisia. The panels have been part of the Museum’s collection since 1905, but had not been on public display in some 15 years. Extensive text in 4 parts: The Discovery of the Synagogue of Hammam Lif, Synagogue Archaeology, The Sanctuary Mosaic, and the Synagogue in Late Antiquity. Other works from the Museum’s holdings contextualize the mosaics and their artistic motifs. No itemized listing.

main keywords

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDSHAMMAM LIFSYNAGOGUES, ANCIENTSYNAGOGUES, MOSAIC FLOORS

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