Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Marriage contract of Maryam Jan Baygum known as Afaq Bibi Jahan and Mirza Muhammad Husayn, 1882

Marriage contract of Maryam Jan Baygum known as Afaq Bibi Jahan and Mirza Muhammad Husayn, 1882

Marriage contract of Maryam Jan Baygum known as Afaq Bibi Jahan, the daughter of Mirza Masʻud Khan Mustawfi, and Mirza Muhammad Husayn, the son of Haji Sayyid Qasim. The mahr is 800 tuman and includes: three shares of a garden in Herat worth of 300 tumans, pieces of land worth 100 tumans, a female slave for the wife, worth of 50 tumans, a Qurʼan worth 50 tumans, copper dishes worth 50 tumans, gold [jewelry] worth 20 tumans, and bedding and carpets worth 100 tumans. It was agreed that for 50 years after the marriage, the wife can divorce herself if the husband leaves her for more than a year and does not pay her a 100 tumans monthly.

Item Details

  • Date 9 November 1882
  • Dimensions 91.5 x 55 cm
  • Collections Malik Sultan Khanum Masoudi Khurasani
  • Repository Masoudi Khurasani Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions.
  • Accessed 2 May 2016
  • Last Edited 29 July 2016
  • Record no. 13117A83
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