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Marriage Contract

Abu'l Qasim Farhang ibn Vesal
Object Name:
Non-illustrated manuscript
dated A.H. 1291/ A.D. 1874
Country of Origin Iran
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
10 3/8 x 5 5/8in. (26.3 x 14.3cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles K. Wilkinson, 1979
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: In Persian: 'And that on the eighteenth of the great month of Sha`ban of the months of the year one-and-ninety-and two-hundred-after-the thousand, 1291 [October 1, 1874], and the attending witness-scribe to it in the sitting is the smallest servant Abu'l Qasim Farhang ibn al-Vesal, may God elevate his [al-Vesal's] station.'
Charles K. Wilkinson, Sharon, CT (until 1979; gifted to MMA)
Behrens-Abouseif, Doris, and Stephen Vernoit, ed. "Tradition, Innovation and Eclecticism." In Islamic Art in the 19th Century. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2006. p. 276, ill. fig. 8 (color).

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