Letter: T-S Ar.42.146

Letter T-S Ar.42.146



Letter of condolence from Abū Naṣr to his brother's son ʿImrān. In Arabic script. Aodeh notes that the introduction contains formulae similar to those in Fatimid state documents. Abū Naṣr, his wife, and his sons Mufaḍḍal, Makārm, and Abū l-Khayr all offer their condolences upon the death of the young woman (ṣabiyya) Sitt Zaynihim (Aodeh reads "sayyidatuhum"). The sender excuses his delay in sending this letter by explaining that he was mortally ill, to the point that he made a will. Abū Manṣūr told the sender that the addressee had sent some bitumen (qifār), but it has not arrived. Regards to Umm Abū Isḥāq and her sister and to Abu l-Faraj. (Information in part from Aodeh)