Ossuary with Greek inscriptions for Dosous from Jerusalem (JLM0046)

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Title

Ossuary with Greek inscriptions for Dosous from Jerusalem (JLM0046)

Description

Limestone ossuary with rosettes and architectural decorations and 6 incised Greek inscriptions for Dosous, identified as the daughter of Teimeiseion and wife of Protas. From Jerusalem, dated to the 1st c. BCE/CE.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1: 497

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

JLM0046

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 27cm
W 46.5cm
D 23.5cm

Decoration

Facade framed by a hexastyle columned porch with 6-petaled rosettes in the intercolumnations. Greek inscriptions found on the facade (a), on the back (b), on the right short side (c), on the left short side (d1-d2), and on the inside (e).

Language

Diplomatic

(a) ΠΡΩΤ

(b) ΔΩΣΟΥΣΘΥΓΑΤ[.]Ρ[....]

(c) ΣΕΙΩΝ[..]
[..]ΟΥΣΓΥΝ[.]
[...]ΤΑΤ[..]
[....]ΤΗ[--]

(d1)ΔΩΔΟΥΣΓ[.]ΝΗΠΡΩ
Τ[.]ΤΟΣΘΥΓΑΤΗΡΤΕΙ
[...]ΣΕΘΩΝΟΣ

(d2) [.]ΣΟΥΣΓΥΝΗΠΡ[.]
[.]ΑΤΟΣΘΥΓΑΤΗ[.]
[...]ΜΕΙΣΕΙΩΝΟ[.]

(e) ΠΡΩΤΑΤ [..]

Edition

(a) Πρωτ(ατος)

(b) Δωσους Θυγατ[η]ρ [Τειμει]|σειων[ος]

(c)[Δω]σους γυν[η | Πρω]τατ[ος | Θυγα]τη[ρ Τειμεισειωνος]

(d1) Δωσους γ[υ]νη Πρω|τ[α]τος Θυγατηρ Τει|[μει]σειωνος

(d2) [Δω]σους γυνη Πρ[ω]τατος Θυγατη[ρ | Τει]μεισειωνος

(e) Πρωτατ[ος]

Translation

(a) Of Protas.

(b) Dosous daughter of Teimeiseion.

(c) Dosous wife of Protas, daughter of Teimeiseion.

(d1) Dosous wife of Protas, daughter of Teimeiseion.

(d2) Dosous wife of Protas, daughter of Teimeiseion.

(e) Of Protas.

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP1

Edition Constituted From

CIIP1

Translation Constituted From

CIIP1

Findspot

Silwan?

Current Location (if known)

Beth Shemesh, IAA inv. no. 1969-100

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. 517-519, no.471 .

Citation

“Ossuary with Greek inscriptions for Dosous from Jerusalem (JLM0046),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed October 19, 2018, http://wireproject.org/items/show/669.

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