King of Byblus (c. 10th cent. BC), Phoenician for ‘my brother is exalted’. His coffin, decorated with reliefs of tribute scenes, commissioned by his son Ittobaal. It is significant from the point of view of art history. The inscription on the coffin lid is early evidence of the Phoenician alphabet.
E. Lipiński, s. v. A., DCPP 11.
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Müller-Kessler, Christa (Emskirchen),
Brill’s New Pauly
, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e109180>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510