Ossuary with a bilingual inscription for Ammia from Jerusalem (JLM0020)

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Title

Ossuary with a bilingual inscription for Ammia from Jerusalem (JLM0020)

Description

Limestone ossuary with rosettes and geometric decoration and Hebrew and Greek inscriptions for Ammia, originally from Beth Shean/Scythopolis. From Jerusalem, dated to the 1st c. BCE/CE. From the same burial cave as JLM0021, and likely from the same family.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1: 410

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

JLM0020

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 30cm
W 60cm
D 25cm

Decoration

Two 12-petaled rosettes containing two 6-petaled rosettes flanking a tree trunk, all within a zigzag frame on the facade. Two-line Hebrew inscription (a) on right short side, and one-line Greek inscription (b) on back.

Language

Edition

(a) 'myh hhsnyt
(b) Αμμια Σκυθοποκιτισσα

Translation

(a) Ammia from Beth Shean
(b) Ammia the Scythopolitan

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP1

Edition Constituted From

CIIP1

Translation Constituted From

CIIP1

Findspot

Burial cave in the Schneller Compound, Jerusalem

Current Location (if known)

Hebrew University Institute of Archaeology, inv. no. 8168

Name 1

Notes

Three ossuaries were found in the burial cave, all belonging to members of a family from Beth Shean/Scythopolis (CIIP1 432-436, nos.410-412). See also JLM0021.

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. 432-433, no.410.

Citation

“Ossuary with a bilingual inscription for Ammia from Jerusalem (JLM0020),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed April 15, 2024, https://wireproject.org/items/show/643.

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