Ze’ev Yeivin, courtesy of the Israel Department of Antiquities and Museums
Fragments of gables. Propped up in some semblance of their original relationship on the entrance facade of the Chorazin synagogue, these fragments are parts of two architectural elements. The uppermost pieces containing elaborate leaf designs and geometric decorations are parts of the cornice. The rounded elements below the cornice are parts of the frieze. On the frieze, directly below the point of the gable, is the feathered body of a bird, identified as an eagle. Other animals were once represented on the frieze, but many were broken over the centuries, Leaving blank patches of stone.