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Halper 330 Transcription of an Arabic epic poem
TitleTranscription of an Arabic epic poem
Call numberHalper 330
(Philadelphia, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Cairo Genizah Collection)
PublisherCenter for Advanced Judaic Studies Library
12th century-13th century?
- Catchword at end of verso. In the poetic section, each verse starts a new line. Verse endings denoted by a sof pasuḳ; Halper: Seems to be part of a transcription, in Hebrew characters, of an Arabic book modelled after the Maḳamat of al-Ḥariri; The folio opens with seven verses in wafir meter rhymed -אל (i.e., َال-). The next paragraph is in prose, from the words of the raṿi (narrator), as stated in the heading קאל אלראוי. The hero's name seems to be ʻAntar (no doubt after the name of the famous poet of the pre-Muhammedan era); Halper: the orthography is sometimes vulgar. Thus מא תקר בהי עיני (verso l. 1).
- Condition: complete.
Extent15.3 X 9.4 cm
Material applied: black ink
- Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
- Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
- Epic poetry, Arabic
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