Letter: T-S Ar.50.85

Letter T-S Ar.50.85


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In PGP since 2020


Letter fragment addressed to Abū l-Faraj al-Dayyān, probably Eliyyahu the Judge, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer complains about a female slave (al-jāriya) and writes that if it were not for [???], he would not have brought her to Fustat. He asks the addressee to acquire her from Abū l-Makārim and pass her on to Abū l-Munā Ibn Ṣāʿid ('who will endeavor with her'). There are several missing words (including the continuation of the letter), so this reading is tentative.