Cairo Genizah : Legal document

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Deed of sale of a female Christian slave and her son. The Christian clerk in the Dār al-Dībāj (‘residence of the viziers’), Ḥanūn b. ʿAlūn, declares that he has sold a female Christian slave and her son Qiwām to ʿArūs b. Yūsuf from Fusṭāṭ for 21 dinars. Dated 438 AH (= 1090 CE). ʿArūs b. Joseph was a wealthy cloth merchant and many of his accounts and letters to him are preserved in the Genizah.</p>

 


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