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Near Sart in Salihli (district), Manisa, Turkey
 

(Yakub'un) Boya Dükkáni / (Jacob's) Paint Shop

 
 
(Jacob's) Paint Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2018
1. (Jacob's) Paint Shop Marker
Inscription.  
Turkish Text:

E6-8 no''lu çok odalardan olusan dükkânin sahipleri boya isleriyle ugrasmaktaydi. E6 ve E7 no''lu odalarda, tastan yapilma havanlar ile yeniden kullanilmis borular ve muhtemelern torbalar içine doldurulmus sari, turuncu-kirmizi ve mavi renkli boyalar bulunmustur Dükkânda, aralarinda sicak içecek hazirlamaya yarayan farkli bir bronz sürahinin (authepsa, maltiz; kendi isiticisi olan pisirme kabi) de bulundugu çesitli içecek kaplari da bulunmustur. Iki adet testi parçasinin üzerine "Jacob” ibaresinin kazinmis ve duvara menorah deseninin çizilmis olmasi, dükkân sahibinin Musevi kimligine isaret etmektedir Museviisimlerine ve sembollerine daha çok dogu taraftaki, bilhassa Havra''nin ön avlusunun güney girisine yakin olan, dükkânlarda rastlanmaktadir.

English Text:

Shop E6-8 made up a substantial multi-room unit whose owners worked with dyes or paints. E6 and E7 contained stone mortars and quantities of yellow, orange-red, and blue paints and dyes, which were stored in reused pipe sections and probably in bags. The shop also had a variety of drinking vessels including an unusual
(Jacob's) Paint Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2018
2. (Jacob's) Paint Shop Marker
A close up view of the supposed paint shop scene, that is displayed on this marker.
bronze jug for heating hot drinks (known as an authepsa). The name "Jacob” scratched on two jars, and a menorah graffito carved into the wall, may reflect the Jewish identity of the owner. Jewish symbols and names appear mainly in the eastern shops, near the south entrance to the Synagogue Forecourt.
 
Erected by The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Turkey, and the Harvard Art Museums and Cornell University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 29.289′ N, 28° 2.399′ E. Marker is near Sart, Manisa, in Salihli (district). Marker can be reached from Kenan Evren Cd. just east of Sart Yolu, on the left when traveling east. This marker is on the grounds of the Sardis Archaeological Park, near the Roman Bath-Gymnasium and Synagogue, amongst the "Byzantine Shop" ruins that line the Roman Avenue, just outside the south wall of the Synagogue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sart, Manisa 45370, Turkey. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mesken / Residence (a few steps from this marker); Roman Avenue (a few steps from this marker); Synagogue - Main Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Bath-Gymnasium Complex
(Yakub'un) Boya Dükkáni / (Jacob's) Paint Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2018
3. (Yakub'un) Boya Dükkáni / (Jacob's) Paint Shop Marker
Another view of this marker, but this view includes the notation sign (under the featured marker) that this is "Jacob's Paint Shop."
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lokantalar / Restaurants (within shouting distance of this marker); Synagogue Forecourt (within shouting distance of this marker); Synagogue (within shouting distance of this marker); Boya Dükkán / Paint Shop (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sart.
 
(Yakub'un) Boya Dükkáni / (Jacob's) Paint Shop image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2018
4. (Yakub'un) Boya Dükkáni / (Jacob's) Paint Shop
View of noted archaeologist and author, Dr. Mark Fairchild, standing in the ruins of Jacob's Paint Shop, looking for menorahs etched into the ruins' stonework.
(Yakub'un) Boya Dükkáni / (Jacob's) Paint Shop image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2018
5. (Yakub'un) Boya Dükkáni / (Jacob's) Paint Shop
View of Dr. Fairchild discussing and looking towards the documented existing etching of a menorah, that is located on the stonework, at the entrance to Jacob's Paint Shop.
(Yakub'un) Boya Dükkáni / (Jacob's) Paint Shop image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2018
6. (Yakub'un) Boya Dükkáni / (Jacob's) Paint Shop
View of the menorah etching that can be seen on the stonework, at the entrance to the "Byzantine Shop" ruins, of Jacob's Paint Shop.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 27, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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