Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

First and last pages of a Qur’an with the stamp of Ziya’ al-Saltanah [II]

First and last pages of a Qur’an with the stamp of Ziya’ al-Saltanah [II]

First and last pages of a Qur’an with the stamp of Ziya’ al-Saltanah [II], the daughter of Nasir al-Din Shah and wife of Sayyid Zayn al-ʻAbidin Imam Jumʻah. The Qur’an was gift-endowed in the female line in the family, provided that the person would accept reading it every day for the spiritual benefit of Ziya’ al-Saltanah’s mother, Nadim al-Saltanah. The date of the endowment is June 1, 1885. Her seal’s date is 1857 (perhaps her birth year). After Ziya’ al-Saltanah’s death, the Qur‘an was in the possession of her daughter-in-law, Aqdas al-Dawlah (a daughter of Muzaffar al-Din Shah) and then passed onto Quds al-Zaman Zahir (Aqdas al-Dawlah’s daughter), who possessed it at the time of our digitization.

Item Details

  • Date 1 June 1885
  • Collections Private Collection
  • Repository Private Collection
  • Restrictions No Restrictions
  • Accessed 14 February 2012
  • Last Edited 4 February 2013
  • Record no. 1333A2
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