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[Account note page of an India trader] : manuscript.

Author/Creator:
Ben Yijû, Abraham, 12th cent.
Publication:
[Fustat, ca. 1152]
Format/Description:
Book
1 fol. : torn, losses along upper edge and lower right quarter, faded.
Paper 21.2 X 20.3 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: columns: 2 (recto), 1 (verso) lines:.
Subjects:
Ben Yijû, Abraham, 12th cent.
Bomma, 12th cent.
Account books.
Jewish merchants -- Egypt -- History -- To 1500.
Jewish merchants -- India -- History -- To 1500.
Language:
Judeo-Arabic and Arabic. Hebrew Arabic Oriental cursive.
Notes:
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.
Penn Provenance:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
Amram.
Cited in:
Halper, no. 472
IMHM, no. F38400
Publications about:
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Unpublished, complete description to appear in: Goitein, India Book III, 42 (chapter III, document no. 42; ed.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).
Contributor:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Contained In:
Cairo Genizah Collection
OCLC:
249394735
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