Ossuary with Aramaic inscriptions for the wife of El'azar from Jerusalem (JLM0011)

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Title

Ossuary with Aramaic inscriptions for the wife of El'azar from Jerusalem (JLM0011)

Description

Limestone ossuary with rosettes and two Aramaic inscriptions for the unnamed wife of El'azar from Jerusalem, dated to the 1st c. BCE/CE.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1: 377

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

JLM0011

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 40cm
W 64cm
D 35cm

Decoration

Two 3-petaled rosettes within double-lined medallions and double-lined panels on facade. Inscriptions on the right side (a) and front of the lid (b)

Language

Edition

(a) 'ntt 'l'zr
(b) 'ntt 'l'zr

Translation

(a) the wife of El'azar
(b) the wife of El'azar

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP1

Edition Constituted From

CIIP1

Translation Constituted From

CIIP1

Findspot

Burial cave in the Greek colony/Talbiye neighborhood

Current Location (if known)

Rockefeller Museum, Jerusalem, IAA inv. no. 1936-1871

Name 1

Name 2

Role 2

Notes

The family burial complex in which this ossuary was found apparently belonged to Dositheos and his wife Shelamzion (JLM0013), their children (incl. El'azar and his wife, JLM0011), and grandchildren. JLM0012, belonging to Shalom the wife of Mattiya, was also found here. See CIIP1, 396-404, nos.375-383.

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. 398-399, no.377.

Citation

“Ossuary with Aramaic inscriptions for the wife of El'azar from Jerusalem (JLM0011),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed March 4, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/444.

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