CSAI

Collection of the objects from the Military Museum of Ṣanʿāʾ


By kind permission of GOAM

INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Minaic » Central Minaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueIncision
Measure of letters5
Chronology
PeriodA
Textual typologyDedicatory text

TEXT


   1  ʾbkrb w-ʾlḏrʾ
   2  | ḏy ʾmr s³lʾ ʿṯ—
   3  tr ḏ-Grb mṣrbn
   4  b-ywm ʾlnb—
   5  ṭ Ydʿ mlk
   6  | Ns²n |

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  ʾbkrb and ʾlḏrʾ,
   2  the two of ʾmr, dedicated to
   3  ʿṯtr ḏ-Grb the altar,
   4  at the time of ʾlnbṭ
   5  Ydʿ king
   6  of Nashshān.

OBJECT INFORMATION

DepositṢanʿāʾ, Military Museum, MṢM 6647
Support typeArtefact » Altar (mṣrb)
ShapeWith truncated pyramidal base
MaterialStone
Measuresh. 72, w. 25 (base) and 32 (top), th. 32
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin
Modern siteas-Sawdāʾ
Ancient siteNs²n
Geographical areaJawf - Wādī al-Buhayra
CountryYemen
Archaeological contextReligious context: Temple of ʿṯtr ḏ-Grb
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Arbach 2011 c: 181-183, fig. 7Arbach, Mounir 2011. Nouvelles inscriptions du site de Nashshân, l'actuel as-Sawdâʾ (Yémen) datant des VIIIe et VIIe s. av. J.-C. Egitto e Vicino Oriente, 34: 177-188.