CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


Bernand, Drewes and Schneider 1991: ii, pl. 3/5
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INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Ethiopian Early Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Script cursusBoustrophedon
Measure of letters8
Chronology
PeriodA
Textual typologyDedicatory text - fragmentary (conjectural)
Royal inscriptionYes

GENERAL NOTES

The inscriptions RIÉth 5 A and RIÉth 5 B are edited as a single inscription (Bernand et alii 1991) with the label RIÉth 5, but the palaeography of the two texts seems too different to accept without problem this hypothesis.

TEXT


   1  [... ... Dʿ]mt ms²rq-hy w-mʿrb-hy ʾdm-hy w-ṣlm-hy b-n—
   2  ḫ ʿs¹tr w-Hbs¹ w-ʾlmqh w-ḏt-Ḥmym w-ḏt-Bʿdn [... ...]

Apparatus
2At the end: [w-ʾb-k Wdm].

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  [... ...] Dʿmt, its east and its west, its Red and its Dark, with the
   2  guidance of ʿs¹tr and Hbs¹ and ʾlmqh and ḏt-Ḥmym and ḏt-Bʿdn [... ...]
1-2For the suffixed pronoun -hy, see the inscription Addi Akaweh 1.
For the translation of b-nḫ, see Gajda et alii 2009: 40.
Gajda, Selassie and Berhe 2009: 40Gajda, Iwona, Selassie, Yohannes Gebre and Berhe, Hiluf 2009. Pre-Aksumite Inscriptions from Mäqabər Ga‘əwa (Tigrai, Ethiopia). Annales d'Éthiopie, 24: 33-48.

OBJECT INFORMATION

DepositAddis Abeba, National Archaeological Museum, JE 1370
Support typeStone inscription
MaterialStone
Measuresh. 21, w. 96, th. 48
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Provenance
Modern siteEnda Tcherqos
Ancient siteUnknown
Geographical areaAksum
CountryEthiopia
FoundReemployed. In modern times
NotesThe inscribed stone was found reemployed in the wall of a church.
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Schneider 1961: 61-62, pl. XXIV/aSchneider, Roger 1961. Les inscriptions d'Enda Čerqos. Annales d'Ethiopie, 4: 61-66.
Jamme 1964: 347-348Jamme, Albert W.F. 1964. Annales d'Ethiopie (Rewiew of). Bibliotheca Orientalis, 21: 346-349.
Schneider 1973: 387-388Schneider, Roger 1973. Deux inscriptions Sudarabiques du Tigré. Bibliotheca Orientalis, 30: 385-389.
Wissmann 1975 a: 94-97Wissmann, Hermann von 1975. Über die frühe Geschichte Arabiens und das Entstehen des Sabäerreiches. (Die Geschichte von Sabaʾ 1). Sammlung Eduard Glaser. 13. (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Philosophisch-historische Klasse Sitzungsberichte, 301/5). Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
Wissmann 1976 b: 43Wissmann, Hermann von 1976. Die Mauer der Sabäerhauptstadt Maryab. Abessinien als sabäische Staatskolonie im 6. Jh. v. Chr. (Uitgaven van het Nederlands Historisch-Archaeologisch Instituut te Istanbul, 38). [Leiden]: Nederlands Historisch-Archaeologisch Instituut / Istanbul: Nederlands Historisch-Archaeologisch Instituut.
Bernand, Drewes and Schneider 1991: 72-73, pl. 3Bernand, Etienne, Drewes, Abraham J. and Schneider, Roger 1991. Recueil des inscriptions de l'Éthiopie des périodes pré-axoumite et axoumite. Introduction de Francis Anfray. Paris: de Boccard. [Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres]