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Two court documents relating to a monetary transaction - National Museum of Asian Art

Two court documents relating to a monetary transaction

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1115-1116
  • Geography

    Geniza, Fustat, Cairo, Egypt
  • Material

    Ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 30.5 x 20.3 cm (12 x 8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1908.44a
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1908.44a

Object Details

  • Provenance

    To 1908
    Ali Arabi, Giza, Egypt, to 1908 [1]
    From 1908 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ali Arabi in Giza, Egypt, in May 1908 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Miscellaneous List, Biblical Manuscripts Section, S.I. 1469, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also see W. H. Worrell: The Coptic Manuscripts in the Freer Collection; University of Michigan Humanistic Series, Vol. X (1923), Part I, pp. ix, xiii-xxvi.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Ali Arabi (ca. 1840-1932) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Geniza, Fustat, Cairo, Egypt
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Document
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