- Menu Seperate
Title: Contract for the Lease of a Vineyard
Location: Northern Afghanistan
Materials: ink on leather; with three clay sealings
Dimensions: 44.5 x 29cm
Accession Number: DOC 5
Bactrian document; recto: 25 lines (closed copy) + 27 lines (open copy); verso: blank. Complete.
The farming contract and lease was written in the disctrict of Madr at the court of the khars of Rob in the year 490 (712–13 AD). The vineyard in question is named Wadam-stan.
One part of the document was originally concertina folded and sealed with 3 clay sealings.
N. Sims-Williams, Bactrian Documents from Northern Afghanistan I, Studies in the Khalili Collection, volume III, part I, revised edition, London 2012, Document U, pp.106–13.
N. Sims-Williams, Bactrian Documents from Northern Afghanistan III, Studies in the Khalili Collection, volume III, part III, London 2012, Document U, p.16, pls 77–80.