Finnley MacDonald/Black Sea Project

Symbols of a common tradition. The finely carved limestone fragment with the menorah depiction, found in secondary use in the Chersonesus basilica, dates to between the second and fourth century C.E. This fragment contains images of the lulav (a palm branch used in the festival of Sukkot) and the shofar (a ram’s horn used on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur).