An Unpublished North West Semitic Inscription from the Collection of the Russian Archaeological Institute in Constantinople

 
Title (other)Неопубликованная северозападносемитская надпись из коллекции Русского археологического института в Константинополе
PIIS032103910023595-7-1
DOI10.31857/S032103910023596-8
Publication type Article
Status Published
Authors
Affiliation: Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Affiliation: National Research University Higher School of Economics
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Affiliation: National Research University Higher School of Economics
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Affiliation: Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg Branch
Address: Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
Journal nameVestnik drevnei istorii
EditionVolume 82 Issue 4
Pages911-940
Abstract

The authors publish a hitherto unknown squeeze made from a North West Semitic inscription. The squeeze originally belonged to the Russian Archeological Institute in Constantinople and is now hosted by the St. Petersburg Branch of the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The inscription, performed in relief, may have been made on a large ornamented stone vessel. Paleographic features of the letters point to the mid-9th century BC as its approximate date. Both paleographic and linguistic features of the text suggest that its origin is to be sought in Southern Canaan (Palestine).

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Cтатья представляет собой публикацию эстампажа ранее неизвестной северозападносемитской алфавитной надписи из коллекции Русского археологического института в Константинополе. В настоящее время эстампаж хранится в Санкт-Петербургском филиале Архива РАН. Надпись, с которой был сделан эстампаж, была выполнена в технике барельефа, предположительно, на большом сосуде с орнаментом. Палеографический анализ показал, что надпись с большой вероятностью датируется серединой IX в. до н.э. и происходит из Южного Ханаана (Палестины). Языковые особенности памятника также в основном подтверждают его южноханаанское происхождение.

KeywordsNorth West Semitic epigraphy, Palestine, Canaan, Semitic languages, squeezes (estampages), Russian Archaeological Institute in Constantinople
Keywords list (other)северозападносемитская эпиграфика, Палестина, Ханаан, семитские языки, эстампажи, Русский археологический институт в Константинополе
AcknowledgmentMinistry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, project no. 075-15-2020-786
Received12.05.2022
Publication date23.12.2022
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