Ossuary with a Greek inscription for Eiras from Jerusalem (JLM0177)

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Title

Ossuary with a Greek inscription for Eiras from Jerusalem (JLM0177)

Description

Limestone ossuary with rosette and geometric decorations and a Greek inscription for Eiras. The second part of the inscription is not clear; it may indicate her husband or father's name (Seleukos) or origin (Seleucia). From Jerusalem, dated to the 1st c. BCE/CE.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1: 291

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

JLM0177

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 29cm
W 50.6cm
D 24.5cm

Decoration

Rosettes within a zigzag frame and a two-line Greek inscription incised on the back side.

Summary of contents

Remains of one woman

Language

Diplomatic

ΕΙΡΑΤΟΣ
ΣΕΛΕΥΚ

Edition

Ειρατος | Σελευκ...

Translation

Eiras (daughter/wife) of Seleukos? (alt: Eiras of Seleucia)

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP1

Edition Constituted From

CIIP1

Translation Constituted From

CIIP1

Findspot

Akeldama Caves, Kidron Valley (cave 2, chamber B, ossuary 11)

Current Location (if known)

Beth Shemesh, IAA inv. no. 1993-1689

Name 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. 313-315, no.291.

Citation

“Ossuary with a Greek inscription for Eiras from Jerusalem (JLM0177),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed May 26, 2024, https://wireproject.org/items/show/410.

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