Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Neta Dror
“(From the) vineyard of Zebadiah h(alf) a d(emi-storage jar),” Aramaic inscription on a jar fragment
Persian period, 5th century BCE
Ink on pottery
H: 4.2; W: 4.5 cm
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 1972-119
The abbreviation pe gimel stand for peleg garba, which means “half of the jar.”

Hestrin, Ruth, Israeli, Yael, Meshorer, Yaakov, Eitan, Avraham, Inscriptions reveal: Documents from the time of the Bible, the Mishna and the Talmud, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1973, English / Hebrew

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir