Funerary relief of Zabdibol, with his daughters and son, from Palmyra (PAL0202)

Dublin Core

Title

Funerary relief of Zabdibol, with his daughters and son, from Palmyra (PAL0202)

Description

Limestone funerary relief depicting the deceased, Zabdibol, reclining and dining on a couch, surrounded by his two daughters (Tadmur and 'Alayyat) and son (Mokimu). Inscriptions in Palmyrene to the right of the portraits identify the persons.

Source

Palmyra

Publisher

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Rights

Metropolitan Museum Open Access Program

Format

Limestone

Language

Palmyrene

Identifier

PAL0202

Funerary relief Item Type Metadata

Dimensions

51.4 cm (h)

Description

The deceased is shown banqueting and surrounded by his three children. All wear local dress, and the daughters where the head coverings, diadems and jewelry typical of women's portraiture in Palmyra. The daughter on the right holds an object in her right hand, possibly a distaff and spindle based on similar portraits. Both daughters clutch a fold of their robe with their left hands.

Location of Inscription

Various

Diplomatic

zbdbwl
br mqymw
br nwrbl
br zbdʾ
[b]r ʿbdy
[zbd]bwl
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tdmwr
brth
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mqymw
brh
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'lyt
brth

Translation

Zabdibol
son of Mokimu
son of Nurbel
son of Zabda
[so]n of 'Abday
[son of Zabdi]bol

Diplomatic Constituted From

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Collection Catalog

Translation Constituted From

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Collection Catalog

Letters

Palmyrene script

Findspot

Palymra. Acquired in New York, 1902.

Current Location (if known)

Metropolitan Museum of Art (02.29.1)

Name 1

Zabdibol

Role 1

Father

Name 2

Tadmur

Role 2

Daughter

Name 3

Mokimu

Role 3

Son

Name 4

'Alayyat

Role 4

Daughter

Selected Bibliography

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/322375

Citation

“Funerary relief of Zabdibol, with his daughters and son, from Palmyra (PAL0202),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed June 24, 2018, http://wireproject.org/items/show/79.

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