Doura Europos (Mesopotamia, Greater Syria and the East — Pleiades map), 54 CE
Hopkins 1934, 106-113 (no. 416, with plate 13)
= ID# 23641
Slab with a raised border and a relief of a sacrificer (left, probably Hadadiabos himself) and the god Aphlad in Parthian clothing (right) (51 x 31 cm). Found in the Aphlad sanctuary alongside the inscription involving the dedication of the banqueting hall by an association (of which Hadadiabos son of Zabdibolos was also a member). In the Yale University Art Gallery (see photo below). The god Aphlad may have been considered the son of Hadad. For further discussion of this group, see Milik 1972, 137-138; Andrade 2013, 223-225.
Hadadiabos son of Zabdibolos and grandson of Sillos dedicated this structure of the temple (hieron) of Aphlad, who is called god of the village Anath on the Euphrates, as a vow for his own salvation and that of his children and his entire household.
Translation by: Harland
τὴν ἀφείδρυσιν ταύτη[ν] ἱεροῦ Ἀφλαδ λεγομένου θεοῦ τῆς Ἁναθ κώμης Εὐφράτου ἀνέθηκεν Ἁδαδιαβος Ζαβδιβωλου τοῦ Σιλλοι εὐχὴν ὑπὲρ τῆς σωτηρί[ας] αὐτοῦ καὶ τέκνων καὶ τοῦ πά[ν]τος οἴκου.
The monument of Hadadiabos found in the temple of Aphlad with a depiction of the god in Parthian style dress (right) alongside the dedicator sacrificing (left).
Yale University Art Gallery 1932.1213. Public domain.
Item added: March 10, 2016
Item modified: March 10, 2016
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