Nabataean

Corpus of Nabataean Inscriptions


ThNIS 13-14
al-Theeb 2011: fig. 7
By kind permission of Badr al-Faqayr

INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAramaic » Middle Aramaic » Nabataean
AlphabetAramaic
Script typologyGraffito

TEXT


   1  bly šlm mṭ(n)w pršʾ (br) rkʿn glʿd

Apparatus
1The third letter in mṭ{n}w was read as a r by S. al-Theeb but it is definitely either a n, a b, or possibly a ‘. What follows pršʾ br is not clear. S. al-Theeb reads pršʾ {br} m{s}lm l-ʿ{lm} but the traces of letters on the photograph do not allow such a reading. The reading given above is very tentative.

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  Yeah ! May Mṭ{n}w the horseman {son of Rkʿd glʿd}

OBJECT INFORMATION

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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin and provenance
Modern siteAl-Sīj
Ancient siteUnknown
Geographical areaNorthwest Arabia
CountrySaudi Arabia
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

al-Theeb 2011: 358, no. 13, fig. 7al-Theeb, Solaiman Abdal-Rahman 2011. New Nabataean inscriptions from the site of al-Sīj in the region of al-‘Ulā, Saudi Arabia. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 41: 349-370.