Dorcas Gazelle

Dorcas Gazelle


DORCAS GAZELLE  - Gazella dorcas

Hebrew: “Tzvi hanegev


The dorcas gazelle is closely associated to its relative found in the Galilee, the Golan Heights and Judean desert. Nonetheless this gazelle is found in the Negev and Judean Deserts.

Dorcas gazelles have adapted to the high heat of the desert and mostly feed on leaves, flowers and many species of acacia trees. It is reported that they can go prolonged periods without drinking having the ability to absorb moisture from plants in their diets.


These animals are known to have been present in Israel since biblical times giving way to one of Israel’s nickname to be “Land of the Gazelle,”  “Eretz Hatzvi.” 

The Hebrew word for Gazelle “Tzvi” also means, glory, beauty or splendor. 


This particular gazelle is also present in various mosaic maps of the Holy Land with this specific animal being inspired in the famous Byzantine era mosaic map of Madaba.


Location in map:


Total tesserae used 226


Help us sponsor this beautiful mosaic section on our Magdala Mosaic Holy Land Map. Our project used over one and a half million pieces of hand cut mosaic stones sourced from all around the world. Each stone has its unique and distinct characteristics and makes up an important place in the Magdala Mosaic.


By sponsoring this section, all our donors will be honored in the digital donor’s wall which will be constructed in Magdala´s future visitor center.


Additionally in commemoration of your donation, each donor will receive a beautiful replica print of the sponsored section to connect you to your legacy in the Holy Land.


    PLEASE NOTE: You will be taken to our donation processing page. Please select the correct amount or type in the amount you wish to donate. If you wish to sponsor more than one mosaic section please make your total donation in our donation processing page and we will process the number of mosaic sections donated in your name accordingly.

    Example. if you donate $1000 USD we will know you donated 1 Mosaic section and will receive one canvas replica of your section. If you donated $5000 USD we will know you have donated 5 Mosaic sections of and will prepare 5 canvas replicas for you.

    Each canvas will be printed in HD quality and display the entire mosaic and the location of your donated section. Please note the print may have natural variations and colors.

    Canvas will be shipped 12-16 weeks after donation has been processed. We appreciate your patience and support.


    We do not accept returns or refunds. Nonetheless if for some reason you feel that sponsoring a mosaic tile is not for your please feel free to reach our to us at and we will discuss the best option to ensure you are satisfied.


    Shipping of sponsored replica canvas will take place 12-16 weeks after donation of mosaic tile has been processed. Thereafter shipping times may be anywhere from 3-6 weeks to arrival to destination. Please note that packages will be shipped from Israel and hence if stopped at your country´s customs you may be required to pay a customs tax fee. This may vary from 5 -21% or more based on the value of the good (canvas). 

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