Mnamon

Ancient writing systems in the Mediterranean

A critical guide to electronic resources

Hieroglyphic Luwian

- 1300 B.C. - 600 B.C.


Examples of writing



Example of writing
Source: S. Herbordt, Die Prinzen- und Beamtensiegel der hethitischen Grossreichszeit auf Tonbullen aus dem NiÅŸantepe-Archiv in Hattusa - mit Kommentaren zu den Siegelinschriften und Hieroglyphen von J. David Hawkins, (Boğazköy¸Ḫattuša 19) Mainz 2005

Herbordt 240

mi+ra/i-BOS2  SCRIBA-la  DOMINUS

“Miramuwa, scribe, lord”

Hieroglyphic seal of the scribe Miramuwa known also in the cuneiform documentation as a scribal instructor in the 13th century during the time of Šuppiluliuma II, last king of Hattuša.



Example of writing
Source: D. Hawkins in H.C. Melchert, The Luwians, Leiden - Boston 2003, 144.

za/i-wa/i-ti CAELUM-pi *a-sa-ma-i(a) REGIO.ḪATTI VIR2 (*273) i(a)-sa5-za-tà REX ma-za/i-kar-ḫu-ḫa REX PRAE-na
tara/i-wa/i-zi/a-wa/i(REGIO) REL+ra/i MONS.[TU] LABARNA.LA ḫu-la-(i)a-tá *a-wa/i-na *a-pa-ti-i(a) ANNUS-i(a) i(a)-zi/a-tà

“Hasmaya, man of Hattuša, brought this bowl in front of the king Maza-Karhuha. When Labarna Tuthaliya defeated Tarwiza, he made it in that year”

Copy of D. Hawkins in H.C. Melchert, The Luwians, Leiden - Boston 2003, 144. Transcription of D. Hawkins, A Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscription on a Silver Bowl, Studia Troica 15 (2005), 193-204