SEG 16 (1959): 851
CIIP IV.1 (2018): 3293 (phs.)
On a stone stele found in close proximity to a tomb placed in the wall near the entrance.
Stela of “pietra tenera” (Corbo), broken at the top. On one side a six-line Greek inscription on guidelines. On the other side of the stone a relief with two peacocks(?), symbols of immortality. The trees behind the birds are possibly palm trees, showing the victory over death; the whole scene is framed by two columns. It is hard to make sense of the upper part of the relief; Corbo writes: “un drappo o corona con cordami ricadenti sui pavoni.”
Meas.: w 28, d 9 cm.
[Κ(ύρι)]ε Ἰ(ησο)ῦ Χ(ριστ)έ, ἐλέ-
ησον τὸν ταπι-
νὸν (monogram) καὶ ἀν[ά]-
4 παυσον τὸν δ[οῦλόν]
μετὰ τῶν ἁγί[ων].
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on the humble (Elias?) and let your servant Theodulus rest with the saints. (CIIP)
L.3 Ἐλίας Corbo, Woodhead (SEG), ... Ameling (CIIP), ΕΣΑΙΑΝ (all in square letters) Di Segni.
Corbo dates the text to the 6th cent. AD.
Invocation of the Lord on behalf of Theodulus on a funerary stele.