Machteld J. Mellink Collection of Archaeological Site Photography, Bryn Mawr College

STONE-CUT INSCRIPTION FOR A STONECUTTER. This inscription, known as the Osses Monument, mentions an expert sculptor named Paeon, the son of “Musaeus of Perga” (highlighted left: ΠΑΙΟΝ ΜΟΥΣΑΙΟΥ ΠΕΡΓΑΙΟΣ) at ancient Choma, 50 miles west of Perga. The name indicates a Jewish presence among Perga’s artisan community, which may have supplied skilled workers for neighboring communities.