Paraliterary text: T-S AS 177.227

Paraliterary text T-S AS 177.227



Grocery list and/or recipe in Arabic script. The first row consists of nearly all the same items as the second row, except that there are quantities in the first row, and the first row also includes ṭaḥīna. The second row is headed "making ṣaḥna" (a condiment of salt-cured fish, see Nawal Nasrallah, Treasure Trove of Benefits, p. 203). The ingredients are as follows: -sumac (summāq) -lemon juice (mā laymū) -a head (raʾs; this is slightly puzzling because in the first row, "head" is listed as a measurement for garlic, but here "head" and "garlic" are separated by "walnut") -walnut (jawz) -garlic (thawm) -salt-cured fish (ṣaḥna) -preserved lemon (called laymūna mamlūḥa in this row and laymūna māliḥa in the row above) On verso there is a notation in Arabic script and Greek/Coptic numerals of an amount owed (al-bāqī), and then in Judaeo-Arabic, "Abū l-Bahāʾ from (New) Cairo."