Tel Ira - ST. PETER - Chapel

Location in the architectural complex: 
Mosaic floor
Illustrative material: 
The chapel floor mosaic design includes s square enclosing interlaced circles with an oval pattern in each corner. To the east is a rectangle (1.8 x 1.9 m) which contains four more squares within overlapping octagons. The space around the squares is decorated with concentric circles and four paltae (scyythian shields). To the east of this man decoration there are two circles containing a simple cross (0.5 in diameter each) abutting to a rectangle. The circle to the right is slightly destroyed. East to the the circles there is a a bed of stones surrounded by a white mosaic. There are rectangular slots within the frame that suggest there once stood an alter table. The workmanship appears to be simple and lacking in skill.
Iconographical motives: 
The crosses may have served an aprotopaic meaning in protecting the church and those who enter from evil.