string(23) "edanmdm:fsg_S2013.2.222" Block fragment with four-line inscriptions on two adjacent faces, the text of each almost identical - National Museum of Asian Art

Block fragment with four-line inscriptions on two adjacent faces, the text of each almost identical

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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 1st century
  • Geography

    Yemen
  • Material

    Limestone
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 22.3 × 84.2 × 21.8 cm (8 3/4 × 33 1/8 × 8 9/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    S2013.2.222
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S2013.2.222

Object Details

  • Description

    Inscribed on two side.
  • Inscriptions

    Inscribed on both top and face of block:
    1.) “ ‘Asharum, son of Lahayan, Shakarum, the son of ‘Amm’alay, and Sha’abum, son of Nabat’alay,
    2.) They of the clan/family of Gharbum, have acquired, (and) consecrated, (and) constructed their tomb Nafisum, and its fire altar, and its interior part (?)
    3.) all together, a proper obligation to ’Anbay and to El, most high. And it belongs to ‘Asharum, of this tomb and its fire altar, and interior part,
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Origin

    Yemen
  • Credit Line

    Gift of The American Foundation for the Study of Man (Wendell and Merilyn Phillips Collection)
  • Type

    Architectural Element
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