Ossuary with Aramaic inscriptions for "other mother" Shelamzaion from Jerusalem (JLM0013)

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Title

Ossuary with Aramaic inscriptions for "other mother" Shelamzaion from Jerusalem (JLM0013)

Description

Limestone ossuary with two Aramaic inscriptions for Shelamzion, called "our mother." From Jerusalem, dated to the 1st c. BCE/CE.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1: 382

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

JLM0013

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 36cm
W 49cm
D 26cm

Decoration

Plain, with one-line Aramaic inscriptions on one (a) long side, and (b) across the lid.

Language

Edition

(a) 'mn slmsywn
(b) slmsyn 'mnh

Translation

(a) Our mother Shelamzion
(b) Shelamzi(o)n our mother

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP1

Edition Constituted From

CIIP1

Translation Constituted From

CIIP1

Current Location (if known)

Burial cave in the Greek colony/Talbiye neighborhood

Name 1

Role 1

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.402-403, no.382.

Citation

“Ossuary with Aramaic inscriptions for "other mother" Shelamzaion from Jerusalem (JLM0013),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed March 4, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/446.

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