CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


Garbini 1988: pl. 45
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INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Early Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueIncision
Chronology
PeriodA
Textual typologyCommemorative text

TEXT


   1  ʾlt s³ʾkt Gḥmt
   2  ḏt byt Yṯʿʾmr
   3  ʾ(m)t-hw ʾrydy w-Dnm
   4  /20/

Apparatus
3According to Garbini, the reading of the word ʾmt is uncertain, it could be also read ʾṯt. In both cases, it is a noun indicating the wife of the mukarrib, but with a different social status.

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  These has captured Gḥmt,
   2  of the house of Yṯʿʾmr,
   3  his maidservant, at ʾrydy and Dnm:
   4  20.
3Garbini: his bride.

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeRock inscription
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin and provenance
Modern siteShiʿb al-ʿAql
Ancient siteDnm (?) / ʾrydy (?)
Geographical areaWādī Yalā
CountryYemen
FoundIn situ
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Garbini 1988: 30-31, pl. 45Garbini, Giovanni 1988. The inscriptions of Si'b al-'Aql, Al-Gafnah and Yala/Ad-Durayb. Pages 21-40 in Alessandro de Maigret (ed.). The Sabaean archaeological complex in the Wādī Yalā (Eastern Hawlān at-Tiyāl, Yemen Arab Republic). A preliminary report. (Istituto italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente. Centro studi e scavi archeologici. Reports and memoirs, 21). Rome: IsMEO.
Jamme 1989: 78-79Jamme, Albert W.F. 1989. Miscellanées d'ancient arabe XVII. Washington. [Privately printed]