Judicial Declaration in the Form of an Open Letter

ink on leather; with clay sealing

21.1 x 18.4cm

Bactrian document; recto: 27 lines; verso: blank. A perfectly-preserved rectangular document; the fourth line and the latter part of the third line are inset.

One sealing is attached at the bottom left of the document by a short thong threaded through the document, which is reinforced at this point with a rectangular leather patch.

The document relates to Mir son of Bek (Mir ibn Bek) and his brother Bab, both of whom are mentioned in a number of the Arabic documents from Khurasan in the Khalili Collection.

N. Sims-Williams, Bactrian Documents from Northern Afghanistan I, Studies in the Khalili Collection, volume III, part I, revised edition, London 2012, Document Y, pp.142–3.

N. Sims-Williams, Bactrian Documents from Northern Afghanistan III, Studies in the Khalili Collection, volume III, part III, London 2012, Document y, p.17, pl.102.