For me, it is also part of work of art. Because it shows about the past. It can tell about happening among our ancestors. The inscription also becomes memoir for an event such as irrigation building, village borders, king’s oath or curse and publications.
These are one of the oldest inscriptions found in Indonesia. Those are part of art because sculptured on the hardy stoney media. These are Yupa or Mulawarman inscriptions dated 4 century AD, those are supposed to be part of Ancient Kutai kingdom in East Kalimantan (Borneo). It is written in Pallava script and Sanskrit in its language and the inscriptions are as the following.
putro svavarmmo vikhyatah,
tasya putra mahatmanah,
trayas traya ivagnayah,
tesan trayanam pravarah,
sri mulawarmma rajendro,
tasya yajnasya yupo ‘yam,
The translation will be added later on. So, these are the Yupas for this week’s challenge