Letter: T-S Ar.39.235

Letter T-S Ar.39.235



Letter from Abū Saʿd Ibn Ṭībān, unknown location, to his son Abū l-Ḥasan Ibn Ṭībān, in Fustat. Mainly in Arabic script, with one phrase in Hebrew (לחזות בנועם...). The fragment is torn away about one line after the substance of the letter begins (after the standard greetings and assurances that everyone is healthy). It might be possible to understand some of the content from the text in the right margin and upper margin (but this may be formulaic as well). On verso there is the address in both Arabic script and Judaeo-Arabic, with relatively elaborate instructions for delivery; evidently the letter was sent to the shop of Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAllān to be kept there or to be forwarded to the true addressee. AA. ASE.