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[Account note page of an India trader] : manuscript

Name:
Ben Yijû, Abraham, active 12th century
Timespan:
To 1500
Date:
1152
Language:
Judeo-Arabic
Provenance:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).; Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).; Amram.
Publisher:
[publisher not identified]
Subject:
Ben Yijû, Abraham, active 12th century; Bomma, active 12th century; Account books; Jewish merchants -- Egypt -- History -- To 1500; Jewish merchants; History; Jewish merchants -- India -- History -- To 1500
Resource Type:
Text
Form/Genre:
Biographies
Physical Description:
1 folio : torn, losses along upper edge and lower right quarter, faded
Geographic Subject:
Egypt; India
Rights:
http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
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.; Judeo-Arabic and Arabic. Hebrew
Physical Location:
Library at the Katz Center, Genizah Fragments, Halper 472
Collection:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library)