Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Marriage contract of Mah Taban and Mirza Ismaʻil, 1888

Marriage contract of Mah Taban and Mirza Ismaʻil, 1888

Marriage contract of Mah Taban, daughter of Mirza Aqa Mustawfi, and Mirza Ismaʻil the accountant, son of Muʻtamad al-Sultan Mirza Ahmad Mustawfi. The mahr includes four hundred tumans in cash, a Qur’an worth thirty tumans, one male slave and one female slave worth seventy tumans, one-sixth of a residential building and a property in Tafrish, and a qanat and a creek in Tasuj. The first three items remain the groom’s debt. The groom’s father transferred the ownership of the qanat and the creek to the bride.

Item Details

  • Date undated
  • Dimensions 23 x 15 cm
  • Collections Elaheh Bahrami
  • Repository Elaheh Bahrami Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 27 March 2018
  • Last Edited 11 January 2019
  • Record no. 16175A38
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