CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


Rathjens 1953: 111, fig. 120 (facsimile)
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INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Central Middle Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueIncision
Textual typologyConstruction text - fragmentary

GENERAL NOTES

Inscription written on two fragments. CIH reports a provenance from Shibām Bayt ʾAqyān, but Rathjens saw the stone at T}awīla.
Chronology possibly of period C.

TEXT


      [... ...—
   1  ]w w-[.]qb w-qy[.]n w-[..]wn k(l) [... ...]
   2  b-mqm S²ms¹-[h]mw w-mnḍḥ-hm[w ... ...]—
   3  yn w-Ġrbn b[n] kl mhbʾs¹m [... ...]

Apparatus
0-1hnb]ṭw w-nqb w-qyḍn w-ḥẓwn kl [ʾbrʾn (Mordtmann and Mittwoch 1931: 20); [br]ʾw w-hqb w-qy[f]n b-Ṣrwḥ kl [mḥfdt (CIH).
2-3w-mnḍḥ-hm[w w-rṯdw ʿṯtr S²rqn mbn]yn w-Ġrbn b[n] kl mhbʾs¹m (CIH).

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeStone inscription
MaterialStone
Measuresh. 25, w. 35
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin
Modern siteṬawīla
Ancient siteUnknown
Geographical areaShibām-Kawkabān
CountryYemen
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Rathjens 1953: 111, fig. 20Rathjens, Carl 1953. Sabaeica. Bericht über die archäologischen Ergebnisse seiner zweiten, dritten und vierten Reise nach Südarabien. I. Teil. Der Reisebericht. (Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Völkerkunde in Hamburg, 24). Hamburg: Kommissionsverlag Ludwig Appel.
Mordtmann and Mittwoch 1931Mordtmann, Johannes H. and Mittwoch, Eugen 1931. Sabäische Inschriften. Rathjens-v. Wissmannsche Südarabischen-Reise. 1. Hamburg: Friederichsen, De Gruyter.