CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


Höfner 1961: photo
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INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Qatabanic » Marginal Qatabanic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueIncision
Measure of letters5
Chronology
PeriodC
Textual typologyConstruction text

TEXT


   1  Lḥyʿm bn Ẓwbn Yʿb brʾ w-s¹wṯr w-s¹qḥ mrs³ʿt w-mwṯr byt-s¹ S²—
   2  bʿn b-ʿm w-b ʾnby w-b-ḏt Ḥmym ʿṯtr Yġl w-b ʾḫy-hw w-ʾl—
   3  wd-hw

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  Lḥyʿm he of Ẓwbn Yʿb constructed and laid the foundation and completed the construction and the foundation of his house S²-
   2  bʿn. By ʿm and ʾnby and by ḏt Ḥmym the ithtar of Yġl and by his brothers and his
   3  children.
2The translation of "ithtar of Yġl" refers to Robin 2012: 338.
Avanzini 2004 a: 528Avanzini, Alessandra 2004. Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions I-III. Qatabanic, Marginal Qatabanic, Awsanite Inscriptions. (Arabia Antica, 2). Pisa: Edizioni Plus-Università di Pisa.
Robin 2012Robin, Christian J. 2012. ʿṯtr au féminin en Arabie méridionale. Pages 333-366 in Alexander V. Sedov (ed.). New research in archaeology and epigraphy of South Arabia and its neighbors. Proceedings of the "Rencontres Sabéennes 15" held in Moscow, May 25th –27th, 2011. Moscow: The State Museum of Oriental Art. [Annexe 1: Un réexamen de CIAS (sic!) I, 206 (Ch. Robin); Annexe 2: Trois inscriptions inédites des Missions Qatabān et Haut-Yāfiʿ (Ch. Robin, M. Arbach, A. Bāṭāyaʿ, I. Gajda, Kh. al-Ḥajj, M. Sālim, J. Schiettecatte)]

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeStone inscription
MaterialStone
Measuresh. 38, w. 155
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Provenance
Modern siteal-ʿĀdiyya
Ancient siteRḥb
Geographical areaal-Bayḍāʾ
CountryYemen
FoundReemployed. In modern times
Archaeological contextUrban context: Private house S²bʿn
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Höfner 1961: photoHöfner, Maria 1961. Eine qatabanische Weihinschrift aus Timnaʿ. Le Muséon, 74: 453-459.
Jamme 1972: 10-11Jamme, Albert W.F. 1972. Miscellanées d'ancient arabe III. Washington. 2019/07/23; https://cuislandora.wrlc.org/islandora/object/cuislandora%3A206336#page/1/mode/1up. [Privately printed]