CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


Bernand, Drewes and Schneider 1991: ii, pl. 33
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INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Ethiopian Early Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueRelief
Measure of letters6
Chronology
PeriodA

TEXT


   1  [... ...]n b[n ]↯ʾqny bn Wʿrn↯ w-Bs²mt w-ʿḏtm ʿrkytn

Apparatus
1The line1 is not probably the end of the text.

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  [... ...] from the possessions of Wʿrn, of Bs²mt and of ʿḏtm, the wife (or the wifes).

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeInscription on architectural structure » Lintel
MaterialStone
Measuresh. 14.5, w. 99.5, th. 16
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Provenance
Modern siteYeha
Ancient siteYḥʾ
Geographical areaTigray
CountryEthiopia
FoundReemployed. In modern times
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CULTURAL NOTES

The names Wʿrn and Bs²mt are attested in RIÉth 37, instead ʿḏtm is attested only in this inscription. Is ʿḏtm the name of a second wife of the king ? In this case ʿrkytn (see RIÉth 7) could be a plural and ʿrktn a singular.

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