If you click on the link Objects
in the menu on the left, an index page of the titles of the objects and their concordances will appear.
The archive contains mainly epigraphic objects, but the cataloguing of the South Arabian anepigraphic objects is in progress, beginning with those hosted in the museums which are partner of the projects of the University of Pisa (DASI, CASIS and MENCAWAR Projects).
Number of objects in the list
The total number of objects listed is indicated above the alphabet bar in this form: “NR titles, of which NR are actual objects” (e.g: “9607 titles, of which 5861 are actual objects”). The first number refers to all the object titles plus concordances (i.e. alternative titles), while the second refers only to the titles, i.e. it indicates the real number of different objects which fit the criteria selected. You can distinguish the concordances in the list, because the main title of the object is written between brackets at its side.
Structure of the list
The records are listed in alphabetical order by title. You can select the initial letter from the alphabetic bar above. 30 records are listed in each page. In addition to the titles and concordances of the objects, the list includes information on the object type and thumbnail images. By clicking on a title or on one of its concordances, you will be taken to the apposite object card (see Cards
Your search of the index of objects can be refined by using one or more of the filters that you will find above the list; these will filter information regarding the epigraphs inscribed on the objects, the objects themselves, or the sites to which they are linked (to learn more about the content of the filters, see Editorial criteria
). Every filter is provided with a text box, control box or dropdown menu, where which you can type, select or choose the needed values. In the “Title” box you can insert special characters by means of the virtual keyboard, which can be displayed by clicking on the icon located at the side of the box.
When more than one filter is applied, the logic governing the selection will be ‘AND’. Therefore, if you apply various filters a list consisting only of those objects that simultaneously meet all of the criteria will be generated.
Note that the number of objects listed will vary depending on the level (the entire DASI archive, a specific project, a specific corpus) at which you are consulting the archive and that the filters applied must be consistent with that specific level among themselves. E.g.: if you have accessed the Corpus of inscriptions from The British Museum
and you filter by Settlement-->Aden and Institution-->The National Museum
, you will not retrieve any result.