CSAI

Corpus of Sabaic Inscriptions (work in progress)


Agostini 2015: 11, fig. 10
By kind permission of Missione Archeologica Italiana nella Repubblica dello Yemen (©MAIRY)

INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Central Middle Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueInk
Chronology
PeriodC. Conjectural
Textual typologyDedicatory text

GENERAL NOTES

The text is written in red paint.
The dedication to Ḥlfn suggests that the author of the text probably belonged to the Amīr people.

TEXT


   1  ʾls²r—
   2  ḥ bn|
   3  ʿbdḥ—
   4  lfn h—
   5  qny|
   6  ʾlh-(h)—
   7  ↯w [Ḥl]—
   8  fn [l]-
   9  wfy-[h]—
  10  (m)w

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  ʾls²rḥ,
   2  son of
   3  ʿbdḥ—
   4  lfn,
   5  dedicated
   6  to his god
   7  Ḥlfn
   8  for
   9  their
  10  safety.

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeStone inscription
MaterialStone
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin and provenance
Modern siteBarāqish
Ancient siteYṯl
Geographical areaSouthern Jawf
CountryYemen
FoundIn situ
Archaeological contextReligious context: Temple of ʿṯtr ḏ-Qbḍ
NotesDiscovered in the sand deposit just in front of the cella of the temple.
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Agostini 2015: 10-11, fig. 10Agostini, Alessio 2015. The excavation of the temple of ʿAthtar dhu-Qabḍ in Barāqish. Stratigraphic data and historical reconstruction. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 45: 1-14.