Funerary relief of Tadmur, from Palmyra (PAL0203)

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Title

Funerary relief of Tadmur, from Palmyra (PAL0203)

Description

Limestone funerary relief of Tadmur, wife of Mokimu. The deceased is shown in typical Palmyran dress with a diadem. Interestingly, unlike many other Palmyran portraits, she wears no other jewelry and holds only her robe (in her right hand). The features and hairstyle are otherwise typical of Palmyrene portraiture.

Source

Palmyra

Publisher

Metropolitan Museum of Art, http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/322377

Date

148 CE

Rights

Metropolitan Museum of Art Open Access Program

Format

Limestone

Language

Palmyrene

Identifier

PAL0203

Funerary relief Item Type Metadata

Dimensions

51.79 cm (h)
44.09 cm (w)

Description

Funerary portrait in local limestone, showing the deceased in typical, Palmyrene garb. An inscription names the deceased, her husband and the date of her death.

Location of Inscription

Upper left and right, relief background.

Diplomatic

ḥbl tdmr
ʾtt
mqymw br
nwrbl
ʾmnʾ
mytt yw!m
20+5+4
bsyw!n
šnt 4.[100]
+40+10+5+2

Translation

Alas! Tadmur
wife of
Mokimu son of
Nurbel
craftsman.
Died on date
29th
of Siwan
in the year
457

Diplomatic Constituted From

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Translation Constituted From

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Letters

Palmyrene script

Findspot

Palmyra. Acquired 1902 in New York.

Current Location (if known)

Metropolitan Museum of Art (02.29.3)

Name 1

Tadmur

Role 1

Wife

Name 2

Mokimu

Role 2

Son
Craftsman
Husband

Name 3

Nurbel

Role 3

Father

Citation

“Funerary relief of Tadmur, from Palmyra (PAL0203),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed June 24, 2018, http://wireproject.org/items/show/80.

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