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 letters8.4
Chronology
PeriodA
Textual typologyDedicatory text

TEXT


   1  Ḥywm bn ʿmyd—
   2  ʿ bn Qdrn hq—
   3  ny ḏt-Ḥmym Rn—
   4  tm bnt-hw |

Apparatus
1the letter n of bn has been written on a former wrong b.

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  Ḥywm, son of ʿmyd-
   2  ʿ, of the family Qdrn dedicated
   3  to ḏt-Ḥmym Rn-
   4  tm, his daughter.

OBJECT INFORMATION

DepositLondon, The British Museum, BM 125165=1871,1113.5
Support typeArtefact » Slab
MaterialStone
Measuresh. 46, w. 38.5, th. 8
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

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

A man dedicated her daughter to ḏt Ḥmym. The woman dedicated could become a priestess of the goddess.