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Priestess of Isharbel in Hatra (1)

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12 Assyrian Identity

01 Religious and ideological doctrines and imagery

3rd century CE
Roman Empire
Aramaic culture

Hatra No. 34:
In the month Adar of the year 546 (= March 235 CE). The statue of Martabu, priestess of Isharbel creatrix of the Universe, which has erected for her Bara, her son, son of Abdshalma son of Bara, the priest, and his brother has made the garment for the life of themselves and for the life of their sons and for the life of whoever is dear to them. Shabaz, the sculptor.

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Hatra No. 34


Dijkstra 1995, 224Dijkstra, Klaas. Life and Loyalty. A Study in the Socio-Religious Culture of Syria and Mesopotamia in the Graeco-Roman Period Based on Epigraphical Evidence. Religions in the Graeco-Roman World 128. Leiden, New York, Cologne: E. J. Brill 1995.

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