Fig. 1. Orpheus taming wild animals. Mosaic decorating the tomb of Papa, with Syriac inscription dated 194, and reflecting Greco-Roman culture of the Edessa area under the Abgarids. Dallas Museum of Art. Photo: John F. Healey. See J. F. Healey. ‘A new Syriac mosaic inscription’, JSS 51 (2006), 313–27 as well as U. Possekel, ‘Orpheus among the animals. A new dated mosaic from Osrhoene’, OC 92 (2008), 1–35. See entries: Abgarids of Edessa, Art and architecture, Edessa, and Old Syriac documents.