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
Chronology
PeriodA
Textual typologyDedicatory text

TEXT


   1  Bs¹l b(n) Ḫtn qyn Nbṭʿly w-Kmnhw s³lʾ Nbʿl S²bʿn((S²bʿn))→ (y)wm ḏbḥ Mdhww b-rʿẓ → Nbʿl w-ʿṯtr Ḥgr b-ywm Nbṭʿly w-Wqhʾb |

Apparatus
1It is unclear whether the proper names which constitute the object of the dedication refer to an object (the very altar?) or to a person.

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  Bs¹l son of Ḫtn, qyn of Nbṭʿly and of Kamna, dedicated to Nbʿl S²bʿn, when he offered a sacrifice to Mdhww, by the command of Nbʿl and of ʿṯtr Ḥgr, at the time of Nbṭʿly and of Wqhʾb.

OBJECT INFORMATION

DepositṢanʿāʾ, Military Museum, MM 3630
Support typeArtefact » Altar
ShapeSquared
MaterialStone
Measuresh. 40, w. 80, th. 50
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin
Modern siteKamna
Ancient siteKmnhw
Geographical areaJawf - Wādī Madhab
CountryYemen
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogue 2000: 339-340, cat. 2142000. Yemen. Nel paese della Regina di Saba. Catalogo della Mostra, Palazzo Ruspoli, Fondazione Memmo, Roma 6 Aprile - 30 Giugno 2000. Milan: Skira.
Simpson 2002: 162, cat. 56Simpson, St John (ed.) 2002. Queen of Sheba. Treasures from the ancient Yemen. London: British Museum Press. [Catalogue of an exhibition held at the British Museum, London]
Robin 2002: 194-197, figs 3-7Robin, Christian J. 2002. Vers une meilleure connaissance de Kaminahū (Jawf du Yémen). Pages 191-213 in John F. Healey and Venetia Porter (eds). Studies on Arabia in honour of Professor G. Rex Smith. (Journal of Semitic Studies. Supplement, 14). Oxford: Oxford University Press.