Ossuary with Greek inscription for Salo Maria, Joseph, Eliezer, and Joseph, from Jerusalem (JLM0131)

Dublin Core

Title

Ossuary with Greek inscription for Salo Maria, Joseph, Eliezer, and Joseph, from Jerusalem (JLM0131)

Description

Limestone ossuary decorated with columns and Ionian capitals with Greek inscriptions for for Salo Maria, Joseph and Eliezer (identified as twins) and Joseph of Korasion in three tabulae ansatae located between the columns on the ossuary facade. From Jerusalem dated 1st c. BCE/CE.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1: 134

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

JLM0131

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 42cm
W 73cm
D 36cm

Decoration

Four Ionic columns on bases supporting an abbreviated entablature along the facade, with three tabulae ansatae located in the intercolumnar spaces near the capitals. Inscribed incised within the tabulae ansatae. Gabled lid.

Summary of contents

Skeletal remains of two adults

Language

Diplomatic

(a) ΣΑΛΩ
ΜΑΡΙΑ

(b) ΙΩΣΗΦΚΑΙΕΛΙΕ
ΖΕΡΔΙΔΥΜΟΙ

(c) ΙΩΣΗΦ
ΚΟΡΑΣΙΟΝ

Edition

(a) Σαλω | Μαρια

(b) Ιωσηφ και Ελιε|ζερ διδυμοι

(c) Ιωσηφ | Κορασιον

Translation

(a) Salo Maria

(b) Joseph and Eliezer, twins

(c) Joseph (of?) Korasion

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP1

Edition Constituted From

CIIP1

Translation Constituted From

CIIP1

Findspot

Burial cave in the Wadi el-Ahmadiye, Kidron Valley

Current Location (if known)

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, inv. no. 96.71/15

Name 1

Name 2

Role 2

Name 3

Role 3

Notes

It is unclear if Salo Maria refers to two figures (unlikely) or a single figure. The relationship between those named in the inscriptions is typically constructed a father and mother (Joseph of Korasion and Salo Maria) of twins (Joseph and Eliezer).

Selected Bibliography

CIIP1=Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae, volume I: Jerusalem: a multi-lingual corpus of the inscriptions from Alexander to Muhammad, Ameling et. al. Berlin: De Gruyter. 2014. pp.175-177, no.134.

Citation

“Ossuary with Greek inscription for Salo Maria, Joseph, Eliezer, and Joseph, from Jerusalem (JLM0131),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed June 25, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/297.

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