Z. Radovan and N. Sneh

This vividly-colored and action-filled scene illustrates the hunting motifs found in the mosaic floor of the sixth-century A.D. church discovered at kibbutz Kissufim near Gaza. The Greek inscription above the picture reads “the deed (or work) of Alexander.” This inscription may identify the panel as depicting one of the exploits of Alexander the Great. An alternative interpretation is that the “deed” may be the mosaic itself, and “Alexander” may refer to the mosaicist (Alexandros) whose artistry is reflected in the mosaic.