Description: MANUSCRIPT IN ARABIC, 4 pages, dated 5 May 1911, small 4to (202 x 150mm.),
some staining, tear at head with small loss of text
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Literature: cf. Fishman, L. 'The 1911 Haram al-Sharif Incident' (
Journal of Palestine Studies, vol. 34, no. 3 (Spring 2005), pp. 6-22; cf. Silberman, Neil Asher, In Search of Solomon’s Lost Treasures (
Biblical Archaeology Review 6:04, July-August 1980)
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