CSAI

Corpus of Sabaic Inscriptions (work in progress)


INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Central Middle Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueIncision
Measure of letters3.5
Chronology
PeriodD
Textual typologyDedicatory text

TEXT


   1  [ʾ]lwfd ʾws²ʿ [... ...]
   2  Ġzwn bnw Gz[... hqny]—
   3  w s²ym-hmw Tʿl(b) [Rym]—
   4  m bʿl Ẓbyn (ḏ)[n ṣlmn]
   5  ḥmdm b-ḏt ṣdq w-[hw]—
   6  fyn ʿbd-hw ʾlwfd [b-k—
   7  l] (ʾ)mlʾ w-tbs²r s¹[tml]—
   8  (ʾ) b-ʿm-hw w-l-ḏt y[zʾn]
   9  Tʾlb ṣdq w-hwfyn [ʿbd]-
  10  (hw) ʾlwfd b-kl ʾml[ʾ y]—
  11  s¹tmlʾnn b-ʿm-hw w-l [s¹ʿ]—
  12  (ḏ)-(hmw) rḍw-hw w-rḍ[w ʾ]—
  13  mrʾ-hmw b(ny) (S¹ḫ)y[mm ... ...]
  14  

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  ʾlwfd ʾws²ʿ [... ...]
   2  Ġzwn of the family Gz[... dedicated]
   3  to their Patron Tʾlb Rym-
   4  m, Lord of Ẓbyn, this statue
   5  in praise because he had gratified and had granted
   6  His favour to His servant ʾlwfd in all the
   7  oracles and good news he requested from Him.
   8  And may Tʾlb continue
   9  to gratify and grant His favour to His servant
  10  ʾlwfd in all the oracles they will seek from Him;
  11  and may He grant His goodwill to them
  12  and the goodwill
  13  of their lords, the family of S¹ḫ[ymm... ...]

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeArtefact » Base » Of statue with dedicatory inscription
MaterialStone
Measuresh. 57, w. 21, th. 25
Link to object record

ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Provenance
Modern siteBayt Dughaysh
Ancient siteḤdqn
Geographical areaṢanʿāʾ
CountryYemen
FoundReemployed. In modern times
Archaeological contextReligious context: Temple Ẓbyn of Tʾlb.
Link to site record

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bauer and Lundin 1998Bauer, Gleb M. and Lundin (=Loundine), Avraam G. 1998. Pamjatniki Drevnej Istorii i Kultury. Južnaja Aravija. Part 2: Epigraficheskie pamjiatniki drevnego Jemena. 2. St.-Petersburg: Zentr "Peterburgskoe vostokovedenie". [Akademia nauk, Institut Vostokovedenija, Sankt-Peterburgskiy filial]
Grjaznevič 1998: 27-28, fig. 113Grjaznevič, Petr A. 1998. Materiali ekspedicii P.A. Grjaznevičia 1970-1971 gg. Južnaja Aravija. Part 2: Epigraficheskie pamjiatniki drevnego Jemena. 2. (2 vols), Moscow: Glavnaya redakziya vostochnoy literatury.