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[Letter to Abu'l-ʹIz ben Bishr, Fustat, from his mother] : manuscript.

Publication:
[Orient, 12th century?]
Format/Description:
Book
1 fol. : nearly complete; faded, erasures, particularly towards bottom; marginal postscript on recto.
Paper 28.2 X 14.3 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: in mail format columns: 1 lines: 26.
Subjects:
Abu'l-ʻIz ben Bishr, 12th cent. -- Correspondence.
Silk industry -- Egypt -- History -- To 1500.
Language:
Judeo-Arabic. Hebrew Oriental cursive.
Notes:
Address on verso
The addressee has traveled to Fustat. His mother writes to him, mostly blessings and admonitions. She asks him to bring silk threads for her and her sister, as their looms are idle. She mentions her slave girl תופיק (Tawfiq, l.2), and the addressee's brother Joseph, who she pleads be dealt with patience.
According to the address, Abu'l-ʻIzz can be found in the house of Abu'l-Radha.
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. 400
IMHM, no. F38400
Contributor:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Contained In:
Cairo Genizah Collection
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