Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Lizzat al-nisa’

Lizzat al-nisa’

Lizzat al-nisa’ or Women’s Pleasure, written by Ziyaʼ al-Din Nakhshabi in the 8th century AH. The book includes 10 parts, covering such topics as the manners of intercourse and foods and medicines with aphrodisiac effects. It contains illustrated images of different intercourse positions. The text ultimately derives from Sanskrit works such as the Kamasutra and Kokashastra. The style of illustrations would indicate that the manuscript is possibly of nineteenth-century Indian provenance.

Item Details

  • Date undated
  • Collections Kufa
  • Repository Private Collection of Mohamed Saleh and Margaret Makiya
  • Restrictions No restrictions.
  • Accessed 24 October 2012
  • Last Edited 3 October 2016
  • Record no. 1263A1
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