Ossuary for the twins Philoutarion and Annios from Jerusalem (JLM0069)

Dublin Core

Title

Ossuary for the twins Philoutarion and Annios from Jerusalem (JLM0069)

Description

Limestone ossuary with rosettes and architectural decoration and a one-line Greek inscription for Philoutarion and Annios, perhaps identified as twins. Presumably from Jerusalem. Dated to the 1st c. BCE/CE.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1: 581

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

JLM0069

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 27.5cm
W 62cm
D 30cm

Decoration

Three rosettes on a recessed panel with columns on edges. Gabled lid. Inscription incised above rosettes on facade, with red pigment in letters.

Language

Diplomatic

ΦΙΛΟΥΤΑΡΙΟΥΚΑΙΑΝΝΙΟΥΜΝΘΑΥΜΩΝ

Edition

Φιλουταριου και Αννιου ΜΝΘΑΥΜΩΝ

Translation

Of Philoutarion and Annios, twins (?)

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP1

Edition Constituted From

CIIP1

Translation Constituted From

CIIP1

Current Location (if known)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, inv. no. X.248.11a, b.

Name 1

Role 1

Name 2

Role 2

Notes

The last 6 letters are unclear; they may be a name, or a reference to the ossuary of twins, transferred from Hebrew/Aramaic to Greek.

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.586-587, no.581.

Citation

“Ossuary for the twins Philoutarion and Annios from Jerusalem (JLM0069),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed December 15, 2019, http://wireproject.org/items/show/692.

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