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Preliminary Autopsy of CJO 703 (80.502) and CJO 705 (80.504) Mattiah and Yoseh

CJO 703 (80.502) MATTIAH.

Surface condition and measurements: The ossuary was found in a broken state. Repaired at museum.

The surface of this ossuary was roughly dressed with an adze or chisel.

The ossuary was measured and the deeply incised inscription was traced.

Ossuary height: 35.6 cm

Outer dimensions of rim of ossuary: 25.4-28.3 cm x 55 cm

Interior dimensions of rim of ossuary: 22.5-27 cm x 48.6 cm

Interior dimension of ossuary floor: 15.4-18.3 cm x 41.3 cm

Inscription length: 9.7 cm

Letter height: he is 2.7 cm high

Vertical depth of inscripition lines vary: 1 to 2 mm

UV light test

There was no apparent distinction between the UV florescence of the incisions of the inscription and other outer surfaces on the ossuary (except where modern repairs, chips and abrasions were apparent).

CJO 705 (80.504) YOSEH.

Surface condition and measurements: The ossuary was found in a broken state. Repaired at museum.

The surface of this ossuary was roughly dressed with an adze or chisel.

The ossuary was measured and the deeply incised inscription was traced.

Ossuary height: 34.2 cm

Outer dimensions of rim of ossuary: 26.5 cm x 59.5 cm

Interior dimensions of rim of ossuary: 20.4 cm x 48.4 cm

Interior dimension of ossuary floor: 14-15 cm x 40.5 cm

Inscription length: 8.3 cm

Letter height: he is 2.8 cm high

Vertical depth of inscripition lines vary: 1 to 2 mm

UV light test.

There was no apparent distinction between the UV florescence of the incisions of the inscription and other outer surfaces on the ossuary (except where modern repairs, chips and abrasions were apparent).

CJO 706 (80.505) MARIAH.

On exhibit in the United States.

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