SUSI0003 Galilee. Hippos (Susita), 338 CE to 640 CE. Chancel Panel. Dedicatory.


ἐν χρSόνῳ Προκοπίου πρεσβυτέρου + +
In the time of Procopius, presbyter.

At the end of the single line of Greek letters are carved two crosses, and between them an incised image of a two-handled vessel. The panel may well be in re-use in the church. On the reverse of the inscribed surface there is evidence of an attempt to erase a relief figure of a dolphin, and the image of the relief that appears in the panel beneath the inscription is not self-evidently Christian: a portal is crowned by a conch-shaped lintel, and hanging in the center of the doorway, suspended from entwined cables is a globe - perhaps meant to represent a lamp.


H: —; W: —; D: —.

338 CE to 640 CE

Hippos (Susita), Galilee.
Found in an ecclesiastical complex in Hippus, a sizeable basilica that "was probably the city's cathedral.".

In situ

Two crosses (At the end of the line)

('IIP-043', 'page', '23')

('IIP-043', 'page', '23')

('IIP-043', 'page', '23')

    IIP-043 p. 23 )

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