CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Early Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Script cursusBoustrophedon
Chronology
PeriodA
Textual typologyDedicatory text

TEXT


   1  [..ʾ](bs¹)mʿ ʾṯ(q)—
   2  (f) bn ʿmyṯʿ
   3  bn S¹ʿnm hq—
   4  (n)y ʾlmqh

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  [ʾb]s¹mʿ ʾṯqf
   2  son of ʿmyṯʿ
   3  descendant of S¹ʿnm, has
   4  dedicated to ʾlmqh.
Rijziger 2017 a: 68-69Rijziger, Sarah 2017. The first epigraphic evidence of the existence of Thulā in antiquity. Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy, 28: 67-74. 2019/10/19; https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/16000471/2017/28/1.

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeStone inscription
MaterialStone
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin and provenance
Modern siteThulā
Ancient siteṮly
Geographical areaShibām-Kawkabān
CountryYemen
FoundReemployed. In modern times
Archaeological contextReligious context: Temple of ʾlmqh
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Rijziger 2017 a: 68-70, fig. 5Rijziger, Sarah 2017. The first epigraphic evidence of the existence of Thulā in antiquity. Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy, 28: 67-74. 2019/10/19; https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/16000471/2017/28/1.
Hayajneh 2000 a: 24-26, fig. 1Hayajneh, Hani 2000. Eine Altsabäische Inschrift aus Tulā, Jemen. Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy, 11/1: 24-27.