Ossuary with a Hebrew inscription for Maria, a proselyte from Delos, from Jerusalem (JLM0164)

Dublin Core

Title

Ossuary with a Hebrew inscription for Maria, a proselyte from Delos, from Jerusalem (JLM0164)

Description

Limestone ossuary with a door-knocker decoration and a Hebrew inscription for Maria, identified as a proselyte from the Greek island of Delos, from Jerusalem, dated to the 1st c. BCE/CE.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1: 238

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

JLM0164

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 30cm
W 30cm
D 3cm

Decoration

Facade decorated by a carved circular door-knocker within a frame. The one-line Hebrew inscription is incised above the frame.

Language

Diplomatic

מריה הגירת הדילסת

Edition

mryh hgyrt hdylst

Translation

Maria the proselyte from Delos

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP1

Edition Constituted From

CIIP1

Translation Constituted From

CIIP1

Findspot

Viri Galilaei on the Mount of Olives

Current Location (if known)

Museum of the Greek Patriarchate, Jerusalem

Name 1

Role 1

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. 265-266, no.238

Citation

“Ossuary with a Hebrew inscription for Maria, a proselyte from Delos, from Jerusalem (JLM0164),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed July 23, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/397.

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