Ossuary with a Hebrew inscription for Shapira, daughter of Yehohanan from Jerusalem (JLM0075)

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Title

Ossuary with a Hebrew inscription for Shapira, daughter of Yehohanan from Jerusalem (JLM0075)

Description

Limestone ossuary with rosettes and geometric decoration, and a one-line Hebrew inscription for Shapira, identified as the daughter of Yehohanan, son of Ravid/Ravikh. Now in Jerusalem. Dated to the 1st c. BCE/CE.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1: 596

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

JLM0075

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 38.5cm
W 68cm
D 28.5cm

Decoration

Two 12-petaled rosettes within zigzag circles, with 12 additional petals and ivy leaves around; flanking a tree. Circles in corners of facade. Zigzag frame around facade. One-line Hebrew inscription incised on back.

Language

Diplomatic

שפירה בת יהוחנן בן רבי ִד/ ִך

Edition

špyrh bt yhwḥnn bn rbyd/k

Translation

Shapira daughter of Yehohanan the son of Ravid/Ravikh

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP1

Edition Constituted From

CIIP1

Translation Constituted From

CIIP1

Current Location (if known)

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IAA inv. no. 1968-117

Name 1

Role 1

Name 2

Role 2

Name 3

Role 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.598-599, no.596.

Citation

“Ossuary with a Hebrew inscription for Shapira, daughter of Yehohanan from Jerusalem (JLM0075),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed December 15, 2019, http://wireproject.org/items/show/698.

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