Ossuary with Aramaic inscription for Mariam, daughter of Shim'on from Jerusalem (JLM0064)

Dublin Core

Title

Ossuary with Aramaic inscription for Mariam, daughter of Shim'on from Jerusalem (JLM0064)

Description

Limestone ossuary with rosettes and tree decoration, and a one-line Aramaic inscription for Mariam, identified as the daughter of Shim'on. Now in Jerusalem. Dated to the 1st c. BCE/CE.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1: 567

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

JLM0064

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 31cm
W 58.5cm
D 27.5cm

Decoration

Two 6-petaled rosettes flanking a palm tree within a zizgzag frame, and a 12-petaled rosette and lattice decoration outside the frame. No lid. Inscription incised on facade.

Language

Diplomatic

חלתא מרים ברת שמעון

Edition

ḥltʾ mrym brt šmʿwn

Translation

The ossuary of Mariam, daughter of Shim'on.

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP1

Edition Constituted From

CIIP1

Translation Constituted From

CIIP1

Current Location (if known)

Hechal Shlomo Museum, Jerusalem, inv. no. IAA 1974-1528

Name 1

Role 1

Name 2

Role 2

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.576-577, no.567.

Citation

“Ossuary with Aramaic inscription for Mariam, daughter of Shim'on from Jerusalem (JLM0064),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed December 8, 2019, http://wireproject.org/items/show/687.

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