Judeo-Arabic and Arabic. Hebrew Arabic Oriental cursive.
The central, primary inscription is in Arabic characters. The secondary inscription is in Hebrew characters, utilizing all the remaining space, including the blank verso, where it is has been folded lengthwise and divided into columns of writing in the opposite direction. The right half of the verso has two columns, the left half has one. Paragraphs on the lower left column and upper right column are crossed twice, indicating erasure. Notes of Abraham ben Peraḥyā ben Yijū, an India trader, upon his return to Fustat from India and Yemen, with his Indian slave Bama; partially described in A Mediterranean Society, vol. IV p. 400 n. 100; p. 439 n. 131. Forms part of: Cairo Genizah Collection.
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library). Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library). Amram.
Halper, no. 472 IMHM, no. F38400
Mediterranean society / S. D. Goitein. v. IV, p. 400 n. 100; p. 439 n. 131. In an antique land / by Amitav Ghosh. London, 1992 p.348-349. Unpublished, complete description to appear in: Goitein, India Book III, 42 (chapter III, document no. 42; ed. Mordechai A. Friedman).