Ossuary with Hebrew inscription for Shalom and her son from Jerusalem (JLM0139)

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Title

Ossuary with Hebrew inscription for Shalom and her son from Jerusalem (JLM0139)

Description

Plain ossuary with a Hebrew inscription for Shalom and her unnamed son, from Jerusalem, dated to the 1st c. BCE/CE.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1: 169

Language

Identifier

JLM0139

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 35cm
W 65cm
D 28cm

Decoration

Plain ossuary with incised inscription under rim.

Language

Diplomatic

שלום ובנה

Edition

šlwm wbnh

Translation

Shalom and her son

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP1

Edition Constituted From

CIIP1

Translation Constituted From

CIIP1

Findspot

Burial complexes at Dominus Flevit on the west slope of the Mount of Olives (chamber 70, oss. 29)

Current Location (if known)

SBF Museum, Jerusalem, inv. no. SBF 00466, coll.B35AA

Name 1

Role 1

Name 2

Role 2

Notes

As per CIIP1 (206, no.169), the fact that Shalom's son remained unnamed suggests that she and her son died in childbirth or soon after.

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. 205-206, no.169.

Citation

“Ossuary with Hebrew inscription for Shalom and her son from Jerusalem (JLM0139),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed March 4, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/305.

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