State document: T-S Ar.39.138

State document T-S Ar.39.138



Original use: Official correspondence in Arabic script, mentioning Ibn al-Sallār (vizier of al-Ẓāfir, 1149–54 CE). Needs examination for content. Secondary use: Literary text in Arabic script, or possibly legal formularies. One of the text blocks is headed "nuskhat kitāb ṣadāq," which sounds like it could be a marriage contract, however mostly consists of pious utterances. On the other side (penultimate line), Quran 59:21 is quoted.