WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0902. Title for an image of Isicuar

Description: Block from the angle of the sculptured frieze of a mausoleum (w: 0.18 x h: 0.53 x d: 0.265, right-hand edge broken). On the front a standing male figure facing to the right; on the left face a mounted horseman galloping to the right, spear in hand, and below the horse a hound and a stag; inscribed on the front above the figure.
Text: Inscribed on the front above the figure
Letters: No description.

Date: First-fourth centuries CE (context)

Findspot: Wadi Zemzem: (presumably; cf. 900, 901) Ghirza (map ref. W 7052). Origin not specifically recorded, but belongs certainly to a group of sculpture and inscriptions seen by Denham and Clapperton in 1824 and removed prior to 1868 to Istanbul; see also 900, 901.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Now inaccessible in the vaults of the Çinili Köşk, Istanbul.





English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds



For this name see also 867, line 1-2, and 886(h), line 2, and (k); the final R, read by Dumont and others, has since been damaged.

Bibliography: CIL VIII, 1881, 10972, CIL VIII suppl.3, 1904 745 illustrated and described in Mendel, 1914 II, 68-9; IRT, 1952, 902, whence IRT, 2009, 902, whence EDH 059743


None available (2021).