London, South Kensington
26 October 2007
KHUTBA WITH DEDICATION TO NASIR AL-DIN SHAH QAJAR, IRAN, AH 1272 (1855-6 AD)
Arabic and Persian manuscript on paper, 11ff. with 6ll. of strong black nasta'liq within gold clouds, titles in red, opening folio with illuminated heading, long dedication to Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar, final folio with colophon signed by the scribe 'Abd al-Husayn ibn al-Mirza 'Abd al-Rahim and dated 1272, no binding- folio 8¼ x 5½in. (20.8 x 13.8cm.)
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In the colophon the scribe states that he was given the title of Munshi Bashi by the Shah.
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