Paraliterary text: T-S Ar.30.99

Paraliterary text T-S Ar.30.99



Bifolio. Three of the four pages: mercantile accounts in Judaeo-Arabic. The hand might be known. One page lists an expense of at least 1 1/4 dinars on a doctor. The fourth page is a recipe or prescription in Arabic script. Take roasted onion, tamarind fruit (ṣubbāra), seed of the Roman nettle (ḥabb al-qurrayṣ), possibly dirt (? wasakh al-ḥajar), yeast (khamīra), cucumber (khiyār), and boiled chard. All this should be ground up and boiled in chard water and coriander water until it comes together (ḥattā yanʿamil). It should then be applied to a kerchief (khirqa) and applied to the spot (yulṣaq ʿalā l-mawḍiʿ). The next two lines are undeciphered (the words لطخ/stain and بقر/cow appear). It ends, like a medical prescription, with "Beneficial if God wills" and "Diet: boiled spinach." The purpose is not exactly clear. Needs further examination.

T-S Ar.30.99 1r




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