CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


Arbach and Audouin 2004: 56, fig. 32; Arbach and Schiettecatte 2006: pl. 3/7

INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Minaic » Central Minaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueIncision
Measure of letters7
Chronology
PeriodA
Textual typologyConstruction text

GENERAL NOTES

Considering the architectural context, we have defined this a construction text. However, we cannot exclude that bny Ys¹mʿqhl is the indication of the family name. See al-Ḥarāshif 2 for comparison.

TEXT


   1  Yhzḥ Rdʿn bn↯ S¹m(h)—
   2  s¹mʿ bny Ys¹mʿqhl

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  Yhzḥ Rdʿn son of S¹mh-
   2  s¹mʿ built Ys¹mʿqhl.
2the name of the sanctuary sounds unusual, rather resembling a proper name. We could alternatively hypothesize that Ys¹mʿqhl is the name of the family's ancestor, translating: "Yhzḥ Rdʿn son of S¹mhs¹mʿ, offspring of Ys¹mʿqhl".

OBJECT INFORMATION

DepositṢanʿāʾ, The National Museum
Support typeInscription on architectural structure » Pillar
MaterialStone
Measuresh. 106, w. 70, th. 50
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin
Modern siteKamna
Ancient siteKmnhw
Geographical areaJawf - Wādī Madhab
CountryYemen
Archaeological contextReligious context: Temple of Banāt ʿĀd
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Audouin and Arbach 2004: fig. 32Audouin, Rémy and Arbach, Mounir 2004. La découverte du temple d'Aranyadaʾ à Nashshān. Rapport préliminaire d'une opération de sauvetage franco-yéménite. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres: 1278-1304.
Arbach and Schiettecatte 2006: 19-20, pl. 3/7Arbach, Mounir and Schiettecatte, Jérémie 2006. Catalogue des pièces archéologiques et épigraphiques du Jawf au Musée National de Ṣanʿâʾ. Ṣanʿâʾ National Museum. Ṣanʿāʾ: Centre français d'archéologie et de sciences sociales de Ṣanʿâʾ. [Text in French and Arabic]