Letter: T-S AS 159.124

Letter T-S AS 159.124

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Petition/letter of appeal for charity. Addressed to someone titled Ḥemdat ha-Nesiʾut, possibly the same person as Sayyidnā in l. 8. In Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew. The paper is dark and the text is faded. The sender describes his poverty ('weakness') and the losses he suffered for 4 months. He has 'uncovered [his face]' seeking help from God and from Sayyidnā. Mentions someone 'shutting (a figurative door) in our faces.' Mentions Abū l-Bayān. The sender has pawned his clothing (thawbī marhūn). AA. ASE.