CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


Leclant 1959: 66, pl. XXIX/b
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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 letters5.5
Chronology
PeriodA

GENERAL NOTES

It is probable that this inscription and RIÉth 24 are two copies of the same text; the measures of the objects and the height of the letters are the same (Drewes 1959: 98).

TEXT


   1  [Ṣbḥhmw] w-Lḥ[y b]—
   2  ny Yqdmʾl [bn F... ...]

Apparatus
1The first proper name is reconstructed on the basis of the inscriptions RIÉth 24 and RIÉth 30.
2The F, at the end of the inscription, could be the beginning of the lineage name Fqmm (Drewes 1959: 98).

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  Ṣbḥhmw and Lḥy, the two
   2  sons of Yqdmʾl of the family F[... ...]

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeStone inscription
MaterialStone
Measuresh. 13.8, w. 33
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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: 98-99Drewes, Abraham J. 1959. Les inscriptions de Melazo. Annales d'Ethiopie, 3: 83-99.
Leclant 1959: 53, 66, pl. XXIX/bLeclant, Jean 1959. Haoulti-Melazo (1955-1956). Annales d'Ethiopie, 3: 43-82.
Bernand, Drewes and Schneider 1991: 97, pl. 19/23Bernand, 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]