Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Marriage contract and divorce settlement, 1884 and 1888

Marriage contract and divorce settlement, 1884 and 1888

One side is the marriage contract of Baygum Jan, daughter of Sayyid Husayn son of Sayyid Nasr Allah, and Muhammad Isma‘il, son of the late Muhammad Riza Da’i. The mahr is sixty tumans, of which the groom paid thirty tumans in women’s clothing, rugs, gold, and copper worth five tumans. The other thirty tumans remain the groom’s debt. The other side is the divorce settlement of Baygum Jan, daughter of Sayyid Husayn from Gazirgah, and Ismaʻil, son of the late Riza Mushki-baf from Gazirgah. Baygum Jan settled her mahr, alimony, and clothing for twenty-five dirams [dirhams] and two copper coins as well as any claim from Ismaʻil over Baygum Jan and her father, contingent on Ismaʻil’s deposition that the marriage had not been consummated.

Item Details

  • Date 18 September 1884
  • Dimensions 44 x 20 cm
  • Collections Meisam Ahmadi Kafshani
  • Repository Meisam Ahmadi Kafshani Collection
  • Restrictions Any non-academic and commercial use needs the permission from the owner of the collection.
  • Accessed 30 August 2017
  • Last Edited 21 September 2017
  • Record no. 15161A44
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