Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 16933/1 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts



1 copy of ʿArz̤ah dāsht

Petition addressed to unnamed ruler (no cartouche with titles above)

Mentions dispatch of money with ʿarz̤ah dāsht, in accordance with royal shuqqah (royal letter). Circumstances made difficult due to lack of rain and expense of grain. Courtiers are aware

Mentions Hindūnāt and Mumtāz al-Mulk Mahārājah Shitāb Rāy Bahādur

Not dated

Broad text panel, zar afshānī or gold spray over a lightly tinted ground; narrow ornamented border

Small tears, upper right edge

Bonhams, Knightsbridge, Sale 22524 (5 Nov 2014, 10:30), Lot 18

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: leaf
Support: Individual documents attached together (along upper and lower edges) in scroll format
Extent: 1 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 306 × 146 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India


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