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FA-12264-78

Richard G. Salomon
University of Washington (Seattle, WA 98105-6613)

Codification and Decipherment of the Shell Inscriptions

"Shell inscriptions" or "shell script" is the name commonly applied to a series of stone inscriptions found in a wide area of north, central, and part of South India, (c.400 to 700 A.D.). These inscriptions, remarkable for their beautiful calligraphy, remain completely undeciphered. These study will have 3 main goals: 1) to complete the collection of the inscriptions; 2) to compile a detailed descriptive and analytical corpus of them; and 3) to pursue the decipherment of the inscriptions.

Project fields:
Ancient Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$7,500 (approved)
$7,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1978 – 12/31/1978