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Dedication to Various Deities by Two Sacred Object Bearers (I CE) Pergamon - Mysia and the Troad


Pergamon (Mysia and the Troad, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), I CE
IPergamon 336 = RICIS 301/1202 = SIRIS 313 = PHI 301991  = ID# 596


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Block of white marble found near the Armenian church (12 x 54 x 30 cm; letter height: 1 cm).

P. Euphemos and Tyllia Spendousa, the sacred object bearers (hieraphoroi) dedicated the statues of the gods that the goddess commanded: Sarapis, Isis, Anubis, Harpokrates, Osiris, Apis, Helios riding a horse and a person seeking protection beside the horse, Ares, and the Dioskouroi. The goddess and all the others around the goddess will be decorated in fine garments, but thrice-bright fine garments, as well as eighty golden leaves. They also prepared the hands of the statues and sandals for the statues, as well as copper vessels and a vessel for lustral water in front of the gateway.

Translation by: Harland



Π. Εὔφημος κ̣αὶ Τ̣υλλία Σπ̣ένδου̣σα̣, οἱ ἱεραφόροι, καθιέρωσαν | τοὺς θεούς, οὓς ἡ θεὸς ἐκέλευσε· Σάραπιν, Εἶσιν, Ἄνουβιν, Ἁρφο|κράτην, Ὄσειριν, Ἆπιν, Ἥλιον ἐφ’ ἵππῳ καὶ ἱκέτην παρὰ τῶι ἵππῳ, Ἄρη, Διοσ|κόρους, σινδόνα ἐν ᾗ ἐζῳ<γ>ράφ<η>ται ἡ θεὸς καὶ τὰ περὶ τὴν θεὸ[ν] || πάντ<α>, ἄλλας σινδόνας λαμπρὰς τρεῖς, πέταλα χρυσέα ὀγδο|ήκοντ<α>. ἐπεσκεύασ<αν> δὲ καὶ τὰ ἀκρόχειρα τῶν ἀγαλμάτων, σαν|δάλια, χαλκεῖα καὶ περιραντήριον πρὸ τοῦ πυλῶνος.

IPergamon 336: Drawing by Fränkel.
Public domain.

 

Item added: November 20, 2011
Item modified: April 6, 2016
ID number: 596
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