Ossuary with Hebrew inscription for Martha from Jerusalem (JLM0147)

Dublin Core

Title

Ossuary with Hebrew inscription for Martha from Jerusalem (JLM0147)

Description

Limestone ossuary with rosette and column decorations and a Hebrew inscription for Martha, set up by her children. From Jerusalem, dated to the 1st c. BCE/CE.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1: 196

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

JLM0147

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 32cm
W 52.5cm
D 26cm

Decoration

2 six-petaled rosettes with leaves flanking a fluted Ionic column on a base. Inscription incised on facade over rosette. Vaulted lid.

Language

Diplomatic

מרתא אמנו

Edition

mrt' 'mnw

Translation

Martha our mother

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 437, oss. 119)

Current Location (if known)

SBF Museum, Jerusalem, inv. no. SF 7716

Name 1

Role 1

Name 2

Role 2

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.229-230, no.196.

Citation

“Ossuary with Hebrew inscription for Martha from Jerusalem (JLM0147),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed March 4, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/313.

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