CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


Robin 1992 a: pl. 3/c
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INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Undefined Ancient South Arabian language
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueIncision
Measure of letters9
Chronology
PeriodA

GENERAL NOTES

We cannot say whether the text is Ancient Sabaic or Minaic.

TEXT


   1  [... ...](M)ḏrḥ ʾḫ Ḥfnm ʾ(b)[ ... ...]
   2  [... ...]Hwrm w-b Wdm w-b ʿ[ṯtr ... ...]

Apparatus
1names ending with the element ḏrḥ are unusual in ASA; ḏrḥ is more frequently attested as first element of the first name or as second name (epithet) in royal onomastics. Robin suggest to compare it with ʾlḏr(ḥ) in M 311= Maʿīn 81, where Bron reads instead ʾlḏr(ʾ). We cannot exclude that mḏrḥ is a name of group or a part of it.
2Hwrm is probably the name of the representative god of Inabbaʾ (see as-Sawdāʾ TA 1A 5b and as-Sawdāʾ TA 1B 5a).

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeStone inscription
MaterialStone
Measuresh. 22.5, w. 43
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin and provenance
Modern siteInabbaʾ
Ancient siteʾnbʾ
Geographical areaJawf - Wādī Madhab
CountryYemen
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Robin 1992 a: 6-7, pl. 3/cRobin, Christian J. 1992. Inabbaʾ, Haram, al-Kāfir, Kamna et al-Ḥarāshif. Fasc. A: Les documents. Fasc. B: Les planches. Inventaire des inscriptions sudarabiques. 1. Paris: de Boccard / Rome: Herder. [Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres; Istituto italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente]