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Dedication of a Bench to Sarapis, Isis, and Anubis by Devotees (ca. 200 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), ca. 200 BCE
IG XI,4 1217 = RICIS 202/0115 = PHI 63702 = AGRW ID# 7429
Copenhagen Inventory info: 996


Bench found in Sarapis sanctuary A (Sarapieion A). "The ones who serve" the deities (therapeuontes) are either a board attached to the temple or an association of devotees. Three other similar bench dedications (RICIS 202/0116-0119 = IG XI,4 1218-1221) do not mention the ones who serve but are likely closely related.

The ones who serve (therapeuontes) in this temple dedicated this to Sarapis, Isis, and Anubis using the revenues (synodoi), when Demetrios son of Diallos was supervisor (epimelētēs).

Translation by: Harland

Σαράπιδι, Ἴσιδι, Ἀνούβιδι οἱ θεραπεύοντες ἐν τῶι ἱερῶι τούτωι ἀπὸ τῶν συνόδων, ἐπιμεληθέντος Δημητρίου τοῦ Διάλλου.

Item added: December 8, 2012
Item modified: November 14, 2020
ID number: 7429
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