LEGAL DOCUMENT: MARRIAGE PORTION DUE TO PREGNANT WIFE

MS 5324
MS Short Title LEGAL DOCUMENT: MARRIAGE PORTION DUE TO PREGNANT WIFE
Text LEGAL DOCUMENT CONCERNING THE MARRIAGE PORTION WHICH THE HUSBAND ‘ALI IBN ABU BAKR IS TO GIVE TO HIS PREGNANT WIFE FATIMA, DAUGHTER OF ‘ALI, WHENEVER SHE DEMANDS IT
Description MS in Persian on paper, Iran, 2 December 1187, 1 f., 28x15 cm, (25x13 cm), 9 long lines in Tawki’ script, signed, witnesses signatures. Provenance: 1. Sam Fogg, London.
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Commentary Tawki’ (signature), also known as Tawaki’ script, was a chancery script, the last of the 6 classical cursive scripts. It was invented in the 9th-10th c., deriving from the Riyasi script, which the Abbasid caliphs used when signing their names and titles. It has affinities to both Thuluth and Riqa’ scripts. It was established as a major script by Ahmad ibn al-Khazin (d. 1124). It is also a precursor to another chancery script, Ta’liq, which emerged in the 15th c. (Safadi: Islamic calligraphy, p. 20.)
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Place of origin Iran
Dates 1187 AD

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