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Location

JERU0027

Judaea. Jerusalem. 20 BCE to 70 CE. Soft limestone ossuary with chip-carved ornamentation. Funerary.

Transcription

Μάρθας

Translation

of Martha

Diplomatic

ΜΑΡΘΑϹ

Terminus post quem:
Terminus ante quem:
Notes
The ossuary has low feet and a flat, slightly overhanging lid. Ornamentation on the chest's front side consists of a two metopes in zigzag frames, each containing a six-petalled rosette within a zigzag circle. Broadened triglyph contains a plant with base of tiny triangles, ivy-leaf top and eighteen tendrils. The name is inscribed throughout this ornamentation like so: Μ and Α in either of the upper corners of the left metope, and Ρ in the upper right of the rosette therein; Θ and Α in either of the upper corners of the right metopes, with Ϲ in the upper right of the rosette therein.

Languages

Greek

Dimensions

H: 28 cm; W: 61 cm; D: 22 cm

Date

20 BCE to 70 CE

Current location

No provenance provided.

Figures

  • metopes within frames

  • zigzag circles encircling rosettes

  • broadened triglyph between metopes

  • zigzag frames front of chest

  • encircled six-petalled rosettes within metopes

  • ivy leaf top of plant

  • plant triglyph

Bibliography

Source of diplomatic

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Source of transcription

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Source of translation

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Other sources

  • Rahmani, L.Y. A Catalogue of Jewish Ossuaries in the Collections of the State of Israel. Edited by Ayala Sussmann. Jerusalem: Israel Antiquities Authority: Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1994.
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  • Rahmani, L.Y. A Catalogue of Jewish Ossuaries in the Collections of the State of Israel. Edited by Ayala Sussmann. Jerusalem: Israel Antiquities Authority: Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1994.
    Zotero
  • Rahmani, L.Y. A Catalogue of Jewish Ossuaries in the Collections of the State of Israel. Edited by Ayala Sussmann. Jerusalem: Israel Antiquities Authority: Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1994.
    Zotero
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