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Cairo Genizah : Legal document

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Drafts of documents. 1r: legal document concerning financial settlements within a partnership, and mentioning Makārim b. Sabbāḡ (?) al-Sukrī, [Abū] l-ʿAlā b. Nathan and Abū Manṣūr the cantor אלמשמיע. Dated Tišri 1472 of the Seleucid Era (= 1160 CE). Below is a legal document concerning Abū Saʿd b. Joseph known as Ibn al-Ḵaṭīṭī, who received items including 100 miṯqāl of camphor and 6 mines of sandalwood from Abū Saʿīd the trader. Also mentions Abū Saʿd’s uncle and father Ibrahim b. ʿImrān and Joseph b. ʿImrān. 1v: template of a witness statement for a woman and her mother concerning her dowry. Below on the right is a document concerning partnership in a house, mentioning Abū Faḍā’il Joseph b. Jacob al-Kohen Ibn al-Faraj b. Marūḵ (?) and Abū l-Faḍl Ibn al-Maḡribī the trader. Below left concerns monthly payments between Abū l-Munā b. Barakāt and Ḵalaf al-Mutasawwiq b. Abū l-Surūr. 2r: trousseau list and dowry payments of a wedding involving the groom Barakāt b. Ḡālib, mentioning items including sofas, different kind of cloth, chests and vessels. 2v: legal document regarding dealings between [...] b. Ḵalaf the silk trader and Abū l-Faḍl b. Nathan concerning shares of the house Duwayra Zaʿfrān (the ‘little saffron house’). A paragraph below deals with claims on trousseau items between Ṭāhir b. Abū Saʿd and his wife Fard bat Abū Isaac. </p>

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