Garo Nalbandian

A Corinthian column capital from the Capernaum synagogue. A seven-branched candelabrum (menorah) decorates this elaborately carved capital. To the right of the menorah’s base is a ram’s horn (shofar) and, to the left, an incense shovel; both are ritual objects once used in the Temple in Jerusalem. This capital may have stood atop one of the columns separating the nave from an aisle inside the synagogue.