CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


al-Salami 2011: 211, fig. 31

INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Central Middle Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueIncision
Measure of letters4
Chronology
PeriodC. Conjectural
Textual typologyDedicatory text

TEXT


   1  ʾrzn|
   2  w-ʾḫ-h—
   3  w w-bn-h—
   4  w bnw Rs²d hqnyw
   5  Ḥgrm bʿl Tnʿ ms¹n—
   6  [d]n ḥg-n yqh-hw b-ms¹ʾl-hw|
   7  [l-wf]y-hmw

Apparatus
5Tnʿ is the name of a mountain, where the sanctuary of the god was.

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  ʾrzn,
   2  his brother,
   3  and his son,
   4  of the family the Rs²d, dedicated to
   5  Ḥgrm, the Lord of Tnʿ, the inscrip-
   6  tion, as he had ordered in his oracle,
   7  for their well-being.
al-Salami 2011: 60-61al-Salami, Mohammed Ali 2011. Sabäische Inschriften aus dem Ḫawlān. (Jenaer Beiträge zum Vorderen Orient, 7). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeArtefact » Plaque » With framework
MaterialStone
Measuresw. 32
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Provenance
Modern siteBayt al-Ḥaysa
Ancient siteUnknown
Geographical areaJiḥāna
CountryYemen
FoundReemployed
Archaeological contextReligious context: Temple Ḥgrm bʿl Tnʿ
NotesThe plaque was found by an inhabitant of the village Bayt al-Ḥaysa while he was constructing his own house, below the floor.
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

al-Salami 2011: 60-61, fig. 31al-Salami, Mohammed Ali 2011. Sabäische Inschriften aus dem Ḫawlān. (Jenaer Beiträge zum Vorderen Orient, 7). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.