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A Look at Our History: Plant Motifs

Posted June 16, 2014

<b>A Look at Our History: Plant Motifs</b>   • Chapel mosaic 1132, Capella Palantina, Sicily

Chapel mosaic 1132, Capella Palantina, Sicily

This mosaic border is in the Royal Chapel (Capella Palantina) of the Kingdom of Sicily, built in 1132.

Plant motifs have been used to represent life and seasonal awareness since very early times.

At Central Synagogue, this same motif encircle the tops of the two towers of our synagogue building. They call attention to the continuum of life and our congregation.

These monthly historical briefs are prepared by Amy Goldberger, Chair of the Archives Committee and Anne Mininberg, Archivist. To submit a photo or historical document to our Archives, contact us.