Book 1 fol. : connected to edge of another folio, as if bifolium from court codex; damaged, faded, losses at bottom, torn. Paper 19 X 12.9 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: columns: 1 lines: 25 extant.
Written on both sides; diagonal scratch marks, signifying invalidation of the document. A Judeo-Arabic draft from the record book of the Court of Matsliaḥ ha-Kohen Gaʾon, (l. 1: בית דין הגדול של אדוננו מצליח הכהן ראש [...]ע) who served in this capacity between 1127-1138. The hand is recognized as that of the court scribe Ḥalfon ha-Levi ben Menashe. Over 250 such documents have been collected by Gershon Weiss, Legal documents written by the court clerk Halfon Ben Manasse, dated 1100-1138, a study in the diplomatics of the Cairo Geniza (Thesis (Ph.D.) in Oriental Studies--Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), University of Pennsylvania, 1970. The draft records in Judeo-Arabic, a litigation settlement between Shabetai ha-Ḥazzan ben Joseph and his wife, Turfa daughter of ʹAmram. The object of the litigation includes clothes, house wares and a slave girl named Naʻim. Forms part of: Cairo Genizah Collection.
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library). Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library). Adler.