Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 16933/14 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Petition

Contents

1 copy of ʿArz̤ah dāsht

Petition to unnamed royal addressee (with chatr) commenting on arrangements for the partial dispatch of a pīshkash from Navvāb Mubārak al-Dawlah Fayrūzjang Bahādur the nāẓim of these ṣūbajāt (i.e. Bengal), amounting to 300,000 rupees; followed by expressions of sincerity

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 matrix on plain paper ground; painted 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): 493 × 196 mm.
Dimensions (written):

Hand(s)

History

Origin: 18th century CE ; India

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