header: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Written in Stone
Written In Stone: Pre-Islamic Period Inscriptions
(decorative line)  

Safaitic (7)

This partially decipherable (and still untranslated) inscription may be interpreted as consisting of four lines, as follows:

(1) w ya sa q wa b l a'in w
(2) l ya th r ha l r b n r b a'in
(3) l l w l t s l m w t q
(4) w ya z ha s

Waisaq was balawi
Lyasad Halr bin Raba'a
L'lal and La'at salam wa mataq
Wa Yarhas

(Not yet deciphered / translated)

fig20 color
fig20 b&w fig20 drawing
45cm x 16cm x 18cm
NMSA Object #809
Click for larger images
Pre-Islamic Exhibit: Origin & Develpment | Thamudic | Lihyanite | Safaitic | Musnad al Janubi
Islamic Exhibit: Islamic Period | Kufi 1 | Kufi 2 | Naskh
Written In Stone: Home