CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


Bernand, Drewes and Schneider 1991: ii, pl. 28
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DEPOSIT INFORMATION

DepositAddis Abeba, National Archaeological Museum, JE 2398
NotesThe altar was broken into three fragments. Only one is stored in the National Archaeological Museum of Addis Abeba; the other ones are still in Yeha.

SUPPORT INFORMATION

Support typeArtefact » Altar
MaterialStone
Measuresh. 13.5, w. 70.5, th. 48
Decoration
Figurative subjectSymbol
      Symbol's shapeTotschläger
      Symbol's referenceʾlmqh
Notes on support and decorationsThe Totschläger symbol is usually associated to the god ʾlmqh. The CIH's editors thought that the altar was first dedicated to ʿs¹tr and Nrw and then reemployed as an offering for other deities.

ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Provenance
Modern siteYeha
Ancient siteYḥʾ
Geographical areaTigray
CountryEthiopia
FoundReemployed. In modern times
NotesThe object was reemployed in the wall of a house at Yeha.
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EPIGRAPHS

TitleRIÉth 33 B
ConcordanceRES 3428 B; CIH 459 B; DAE 27 B
LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Ethiopian Early Sabaic
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TitleRIÉth 33 A
ConcordanceRES 3428 A; CIH 459 A; DAE 27 A
LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Ethiopian Early Sabaic
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