CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


Bernand, Drewes and Schneider 1991: ii, pl. 18
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INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Ethiopian Early Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Script cursusBoustrophedon
Writing techniqueIncision
Measure of letters3.7
Chronology
PeriodA
Textual typologyDedicatory text - fragmentary

GENERAL NOTES

Drewes advances the hypothesis that RIÉth 20 and RIÉth 21 were parts of the same object (Drewes 1959: 89, 94).

TEXT


   1  [... ...]ʿḏ(b)m((ʿḏ(ʾ)m)) [... ...]
   2  [... ... hq]ny ʾlmqh [... ...]

Apparatus
1The variant ʾ to b is hypothesized by Jamme (Jamme 1963 c: 325). Drewes suggests that the proper name could be a lineage name (Drewes 1959: 89).

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  [... ...]ʿḏbm [... ...]
   2  [... ...] dedicated to ʾlmqh [... ...]

OBJECT INFORMATION

DepositAddis Abeba, National Archaeological Museum, JE 63
Support typeArtefact » Incense burner
ShapeCircular
MaterialStone
Measuresh. 14, w. 15
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin and provenance
Modern siteGobochela
Ancient siteUnknown
Geographical areaAksum
CountryEthiopia
FoundIn situ
Archaeological contextReligious context: Temple of ʾlmqh
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Drewes 1959: 89, 94Drewes, Abraham J. 1959. Les inscriptions de Melazo. Annales d'Ethiopie, 3: 83-99.
Leclant 1959: 48, 74, pl. XXXVII/a-bLeclant, Jean 1959. Haoulti-Melazo (1955-1956). Annales d'Ethiopie, 3: 43-82.
Jamme 1963 c: 325-326Jamme, Albert W.F. 1963. Annales d'Éthiopie (Rewiew of). Bibliotheca Orientalis, 20: 324-327.
Bernand, Drewes and Schneider 1991: 94-95, pl. 18Bernand, 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]