Ossuary with a Greek inscription for Auge from Jerusalem (JLM0184)

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Title

Ossuary with a Greek inscription for Auge from Jerusalem (JLM0184)

Description

Limestone ossuary with rosette decoration and a Greek inscription for Auge, identified as the wife or daughter of Doras, from Jerusalem, dated to the 1st c. BCE/CE.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1: 300

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

JLM0184

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 33cm
W 60cm
D 26.5cm

Decoration

Two rosettes within a zigzag frame on the facade, with the one-line inscription incised above. Lid missing.

Language

Diplomatic

ΑΥΓΗΣ ΔΩ

Edition

Αυγης Δω(ρατος)

Translation

Of Auge (wife/daughter) of Doras

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP1

Edition Constituted From

CIIP1

Translation Constituted From

CIIP1

Findspot

Akeldama Caves, Kidron Valley (cave 3, chamber B, ossuary 23)

Current Location (if known)

Beth Shemesh, IAA inv. no. 1993-1697

Name 1

Name 2

Notes

CIIP publishes an ossuary belonging to a Doras, probably the same person, from the same burial complex (324, no.300). This Doras is also the father of Eros and Hermione, whose ossuary is likewise found in the complex (JLM0178).

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.323-324, no.300.

Citation

“Ossuary with a Greek inscription for Auge from Jerusalem (JLM0184),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed May 26, 2024, https://wireproject.org/items/show/417.

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