Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Marriage contract of Shahrbanu and Muhammad ʻAli, 1832

Marriage contract of Shahrbanu and Muhammad ʻAli, 1832

Marriage contract of Shahrbanu, the daughter of Muhammad Baqir, and Muhammad ʻAli, the son of Simaun Bayg from Georgia. The mahr includes: 30 tumans cash, some crimson gold, five shah-mans of copperware, five mans of carpet, kilims and felt worth nine tumans, a set of qalamkar bedding worth five tumans, 20 sheep worth 10 tumans, a female Abyssinian slave worth 10 tumans, one twelfth of a building called Muhammadkhani, some other properties, water use, a mill, and one twelfth of a garden. On June 22, 1847, Shahrbanu settled all of the cash and gold in her mahr for 30 tumans and a shah-man of wheat with her husband, Muhammad ʻAli. After that, she made her brothers, Husayn and Mirza Ahmad, the executors of her will so that after her death, they will receive the settled 30 tumans from her husband, Muhammad ʻAli, and give it to a trusted person to pray and fast for her sister for 15 years and transfer Shahrbanu’s corpse to the ʻAtabat.

Item Details

  • Date 24 November 1832
  • Collections Astan-i Quds
  • Repository Astan-i Quds Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 16 January 2016
  • Last Edited 12 September 2016
  • Record no. 14126A93
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