CSAI

Corpus of Southern Middle Sabaic Inscriptions (work in progress)

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Corpus of Southern Middle Sabaic Inscriptions (work in progress)

In the Southern Middle Sabaic corpus we included the Middle Sabaic inscriptions (chronologically dating back to the late 4th century BC up to the 3rd century AD) coming from the Yemeni plateau south of Ṣanʿāʾ (thus embracing P. Stein's varieties of Südsabäisch and Radmanisch).

This corpus now counts less than 200 inscriptions, chiefly housed in the museums of Dhamār and Baynūn (catalogued within the CASIS project) and therefore originating from those areas. However, the Southern Middle Sabaic corpus also comprises some important inscriptions on bronze, such as the bronze collection from the jabal al-Awd (in the Museum of Ibb) and two famous artifacts from the British Museum: a bronze hand from Ẓafār (Robin 1), and a statuette of a colt bearing a dedication to the "Mother of the Goddesses" (BM 132932). Finally, some well-known inscriptions from cities north of Dhamār published in the CIS-Pars IV are in the Southern Middle Sabaic corpus (e.g. CIH 40, CIH 41 and CIH 46) and for the first time recently photographed.

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