Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 16845 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Firman practice sheet (mashq)


A practice writing sheet for a Qājār era firmān addressed to one Muḥammad ʿAlī.

Undated: 13th/19th century.

Shikasta script, written partly horizontally and partly vertically. 16 lines. Removed from frame and preserved in Melinex. 295 x 183 mm.

Purchased from Bonhams (24 November 2011, part of Lot 184).

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: leaf
Extent: 1 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 295 × 183 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th century CE ; Iran

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in M.I. Waley, Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts acquired 2000-2014.


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