Legal document: T-S Ar.38.98

Legal document T-S Ar.38.98


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Deed of release. In Arabic script. Dating: Probably 11th century. Abū Naṣr b. ʿAṭiyya the Jew, formerly a broker dealing with drugs in Fustat (see Med Soc I, 161) renounces all claims against a Jewish woman (see line 5). Much of what remains is a description of Abū Naṣr's physiognomy: he is a dark, beardless youth of medium build with a smooth forehead and smallpox scars. One half of verso is the beginning of a Judaeo-Arabic letter, and the other half, written at 180˚, appears to be instructions for prayers. (Information in part from Goitein's index card and Khan.)

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