Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 16933/13 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts



1 copy of ʿArz̤ah dāsht

Petition to unnamed royal addressee (with chatr) commenting on reports that Mīrzā Najaf Khān Bahādur's request for approximately 6,000 rupees on loan from Colonel Clease/Gillis (karnīl KLYS), according to the latter's report. Requests that the amount be drawn from the accounts of Bengal, and that the said Colonel will supply details, as well as noting it in governmental accounts, so that the said amount can be drawn in the Mīrzā's presence

Signed in English (below text panel, left): John Cartier

Not dated

Narrow text panel and and 2 upper cartouches (invocation and title) of zar afshānī or gold spray over a lightly tinted ground; sar lawḥ above text panel in shape of low arch, filled with symmetrical scrolling floral ornament; painted gold floral motifs in diaper arrangement on plain paper ground; painted and dimpled chatr above title cartouche; narrow outer border; angled corner (bottom right)

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

Language(s): Persian & English
Author: John Cartier

Physical Description

Form: leaf
Support: Individual documents attached together (along upper and lower edges) in scroll format
Extent: 1 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 496 × 196 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India


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