Ossuary with an Aramaic inscription for Shapira wife of Shim'on the proselyte from Jerusalem (JLM0076)

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Title

Ossuary with an Aramaic inscription for Shapira wife of Shim'on the proselyte from Jerusalem (JLM0076)

Description

Limestone ossuary with rosettes and a three-line Hebrew/Aramaic inscription for Shapira, identified as the wife of Shim'on the proselyte. Now in Jerusalem. Dated to the 1st c. BCE/CE.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1: 598

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

JLM0076

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 31cm
W 59.5cm
D 25cm

Decoration

Two 6-petaled rosettes within two frames. Three-line Aramaic inscription incised on short left side.

Language

Diplomatic

שפירא
אנתת שמעון
גירא

Edition

špyrʾ | ʾntt šmʿwn | gyrʾ

Translation

Shapira, wife of Shim'on the proselyte

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP1

Edition Constituted From

CIIP1

Translation Constituted From

CIIP1

Current Location (if known)

Hebrew University Institute of Archaeology, inv. no. 1536

Name 1

Role 1

Name 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.600, no.598.

Citation

“Ossuary with an Aramaic inscription for Shapira wife of Shim'on the proselyte from Jerusalem (JLM0076),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed December 15, 2019, http://wireproject.org/items/show/699.

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