Nabk: Builders

Date: 1058-59

An Arabic inscription in the church of the monastery of Mar Musa al-Habashi, near Nabk, records that ‘Musa, and his brothers, the sons of Abu al-Assad’ were responsible for the construction. The inscription carries the date of 450/1058-59. See also: Quarrier; Brick maker; Construction worker; Carpenter.

Citation: Toueir, Kassim, ‘Appendix II: The Arabic Inscriptions’, pp. 156-79 in Erica Dodd (with Leonard Chiarelli, James Martin, John McCullough, Kassim Toueir and Nicholas Zammuto), The Frescoes of Mar Musa al-Habashi: A Study in Medieval Painting in Syria, Studies and Texts 139 (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2001), pp. 156-57, 178, 179.