A Qajar marriage certificate Persia, 19th Century
Lot 29
An illuminated marriage certificate of Aqa Ma'sum, son of the deceased Muhammad Ja'far, known as Rashti, to Umm Salmah Khanum, daughter of Aqa Muhammad titled Aqa Baba, residents of the district of Sanjar Abad of Isfahan Qajar Persia, dated 12 shawwal 1229/17th September 1813-14
Sold for £1,140 (US$ 1,944) inc. premium
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Lot Details
An illuminated marriage certificate of Aqa Ma'sum, son of the deceased Muhammad Ja'far, known as Rashti, to Umm Salmah Khanum, daughter of Aqa Muhammad titled Aqa Baba, residents of the district of Sanjar Abad of Isfahan
Qajar Persia, dated 12 shawwal 1229/17th September 1813-14
Persian manuscript on paper, 17 lines of text written in large thuluth script in black ink, significant sentences picked out in red, interlinear rules in gold, inner margins ruled in yellow and gold, illuminated headpiece and outer border with cartouches incorporating Arabic texts relating to marriage, numerous seal impressions of witnesses, creased, trimmed, tears, crudely repaired, unframed
642 x 405 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Formerly in the collection of Helen Temple Cooke, Massachusetts, USA.
    Her estate sale, Robert C. Eldred Auctioneers, East Dennis, Mass., August 19th-20th [no date, but probably late 1950s], probably lot 416.
    See lot 13 in the present sale for a leaf from a manuscript of the Shahnama, also from her collection.
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