CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


By kind permission of British Museum

INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Early Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Script cursusBoustrophedon
Writing techniqueIncision
Measure of letters8 (first part); 8 (second part)
Chronology
PeriodA
Textual typologyDedicatory text - fragmentary

TEXT


   1  [... ...] (b)n ʿmy(d)ʿ
   2  bn Qdrn hqny ḏ—
   3  t Ḥmym Yʾws¹ʾl
   4  b-ʿṯtr w-b ʾlm—
   5  (qh) w-b ḏt Ḥmy±—
   6  m w-b ḏt Bʿdn |
   7  w-b S¹mʿ w-b Ydʿ—
   8  ʾl w-b Yṯʿʾmr |
   9  w-b Ktlm |

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  [... ...] son of ʿmydʿ,
   2  ibn Qdrn dedicated to ḏ-
   3  t Ḥmym Yʾws¹ʾl.
   4  By ʿṯtr and ʾlmq-
   5  qh and by ḏt Ḥmy-
   6  m and by ḏt Bʿdn
   7  and by S¹mʿ and by Ydʿ-
   8  ʾl and by Yṯʿʾmr
   9  and by Ktlm.

OBJECT INFORMATION

DepositLondon, The British Museum, BM 125161=1871,1113.7+1872,0619.4
Support typeStone inscription
MaterialStone
Measuresh. 43, w. 39, th. 5.5 (first part); h. 38, w. 39, th. 5.5 (second part)
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin
Modern siteKhirbat Saʿūd
Ancient siteKtlm
Geographical areawādī Raghwān
CountryYemen
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CULTURAL NOTES

Dedication of a person to ḏt Ḥmym. The person dedicated could become a priest of the goddess.