State document: T-S NS 305.195

State document T-S NS 305.195


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Decree? In Arabic script, chancery hand, large letters and huge space between the lines. One and a half lines are preserved. It is difficult to make sense of anything beyond a few words: انفاذه... والى... الكشف... على المصلى.... On verso there are magical instructions in Judaeo-Arabic in a rudimentary hand for ensuring the separation (bāb furqa) of two people for all time. At least part of the spell consists of taking a dog hair and a cat hair and burning them together, and saying "just as these two [will never come together], so-and-so and so-and-so will never come together until the Day of Resurrection." There are also a few words in Hebrew script on recto.