Greek mosaic inscription for Lady Silthus from Kissufim (KIS0101)

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Title

Greek mosaic inscription for Lady Silthus from Kissufim (KIS0101)

Description

Greek mosaic inscription concerning Lady Silthus, probably a donor, from the 6th century church at Kissufim (KIS0101), and probably associated with the image of the woman accompanying it.

Source

Publisher

CIIP3: 2544

Date

Rights

Format

Mosaic

Language

Identifier

KIS0101

Mosaic Inscription Item Type Metadata

Mosaic Dimensions

L c.1.30m
W 0.60-0.80m

Brief Description of Mosaic Theme

A mosaic depicting two richly dressed women, one throwing coins while the other holds a metal dish with an animal on it. The figure throwing coins is probably to be identified with Lady Silthus.

Location of Inscription

Bordering the central nave of the church

Diplomatic

ΚΑ ΛΗΩΡΑΗΚΥ ΡΑ
ΣΙΑ ΘΟΥΣ

Translation

Beautiful hour- the Lady Silthus

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP3

Translation Constituted From

CIIP3

Current Location (if known)

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IAA inv. no. 1977-416

Name 1

Notes

The figure on the left is probably to be identified as a personification, or "Beautiful Hour."

Selected Bibliography

CIIP3=Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae, volume III: South Coast: a multi-lingual corpus of the inscriptions from Alexander to Muhammad, Ameling et. al. Berlin: De Gruyter. 2014. pp. 547-549, no.2544.

Citation

“Greek mosaic inscription for Lady Silthus from Kissufim (KIS0101),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed June 22, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/116.

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