Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 16858 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts



A signed and witnessed document certifying the marriage of Hāshim, son of Muḥammad Raḥīm, and Ruqayyah Sulṭān Baygam.

Iran. 12 Shaʿbān 1286/17 November 1869.

Nasta‘līq. Rubrics in red naskhī. 9 lines. Illuminated heading and margin of poor quality. Heading: Basmala. 85 x 43 cm.; overall 98 x 50 cm.

Purchased from Bonhams (23 November 2011, part of Lot 185).

Language(s): Persian & Arabic

Physical Description

Form: leaf
Extent: 1 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 980 × 500 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 12 Shaʿbān 1286 AH; 17 November 1869 CE ; Iran

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in M.I. Waley, Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts acquired 2000-2014.


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