Ossuary with a Greek inscription including reference to a mother from Jerusalem (JLM0181)

Dublin Core

Title

Ossuary with a Greek inscription including reference to a mother from Jerusalem (JLM0181)

Description

Limestone ossuary with a worn Greek inscription for the mother of an unknown figure. From Jerusalem, dated to the 1st c. BCE/CE.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1: 298

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

JLM0181

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 31.5cm
W 50cm
D 22cm

Decoration

Plain, with inscription incised on one long side. Flat lid.

Summary of contents

Skeletal remains of two adults and an infant

Language

Diplomatic

[--]
ΜΗΤΗΡΠΑ
++ΙΑΚΟΥ

Edition

[--] | Μητηρ Πα[--?] | ++ιακου

Translation

...mother (of) Pa(?)...iakos

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP1

Edition Constituted From

CIIP1

Translation Constituted From

CIIP1

Findspot

Akeldama Caves, Kidron Valley (cave 2, chamber B, ossuary 16)

Current Location (if known)

Beth Shemesh, IAA inv. no. 1993-1693

Name 1

Role 1

Name 2

Role 2

Name 3

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.322-323, no.298.

Citation

“Ossuary with a Greek inscription including reference to a mother from Jerusalem (JLM0181),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed March 4, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/414.

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