A manuscript invitation to the wedding of the son of the Nawab of Oudh MANIJEH Oudh, 1802
Lot 26
An illuminated invitation from the Nawab of Oudh to the to the wedding of his son, Mirza Kazim Ali Khan Bahadur Lucknow, dated 1802
£600 - 800
US$ 1,000 - 1,400
Auction Details
Lot Details
An illuminated invitation from the Nawab of Oudh to the to the wedding of his son, Mirza Kazim Ali Khan Bahadur
Lucknow, dated 1802
Persian manuscript on pink-coloured paper laid down on board, text written in 9 lines of elegant nasta'liq script in gold, inner margins ruled in white, black and gold, within a panel painted in gold, framed with a contemporary handwritten translation of the invitation into English
300 x 160 mm.

Footnotes

  • The English translation reads: In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate. Whereas by the ordinance of the Almighty and in conformity to the rules of our Holy Prophet, the marriage of my son Mirza Kazim Ally Khan Bahadur has been fixed upon and it has been appointed that the ceremonies of the [....?] be performed on Sunday the 14th Ranzana at 3 o'clock p.m., the [...?] to be brought from the house of the Bride on the 15th and the [...?] to take place on the 16th at night - I hope you will join us on the appointed days and rejoice my heart with your presence.
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