All Collections
Previous Next
Back to Collection

DOC 34 [AR 22] | Khurasan

Print Download

Artwork Details

Location: Khurasan

Materials: ink on dark brown parchment; bulla of khaki-coloured clay

Dimensions: 6.7 x 5.5cm

Accession Number: DOC 34 [AR 22]

Other Notes:

Arabic document.

The document is a tax receipt issued by Mansur ibn Sulayman, a financial administrator of the governor Muhammad ibn Habib, whose jurisdiction extended over the districts of Wasba (?), Madr and Rizm.

The document confirms that Mansur ibn Sulayman had received 5 and a half danaqs from Qarawal ibn Mir. This was what Qarawal owed ‘in the citadel of Yaksin and Gandar with regard to the portion for the expenses of the land, the expenses of al-Mahdi, the expenses of the governor, the expenses of captives and slaves who equipped themselves to join al-Mahdi, … and other expenses which are administered with the kharaj for the year 157 [AH].’

The seal impression on the bulla reads, ‘Mansur’.


G. Khan, Arabic Documents from Early Islamic Khurasan, Studies in the Khalili Collection, volume V, London 2007, no.21, pp.132–3.

Related Artworks

Small Flask

JLY 1075
Jaipur, India

Youth in European Dress and Young Woman with Indian Headdress, from a Shahnamah

MSS 1000.1, MSS 1000.2
Isfahan, Iran


POT 684

Calligraphic Composition

CAL 154
Ottoman Turkey

Mail and Plate Shirt

MTW 1158
Northern Caucasus
for the Persian or Ottoman market

Two ‘Hands of Fatimah’

JLY 1923
India, possibly Hyderabad (Deccan)

Calligraphic Practice Sheet

CAL 266
Qazvin, Iran

Single Folio from a Four-part Qur’an

KFQ 90
Iran, Isfahan

Carpet with Star Medallions

TXT 213
Ushak, western Anatolia, Turkey

Mosque Lamp

GLS 572

Single Folio from a Qur’an

KFQ 45
Middle East or North Africa

Single Folio from a Qur’an

KFQ 50
Middle East

Five Folios from a Qur’an

KFQ 52
Middle East or North Africa

Two Folios from the ‘Blue Qur’an’

KFQ 53
North Africa or Spain

Single Folio from a Qur’an

KFQ 60
probably the Hijaz

Two Bifolios from a Qur’an

KFQ 82
Middle East

Single Folio from a Qur’an

KFQ 93
Middle East or North Africa

Single Folio from a Large Qur’an

KFQ 96
probably North Africa

Single Folio from a Qur'an

KFQ 34
Middle East

Single Folio from a Qur’an

KFQ 84
Middle East or North Africa



Khalili Collections Logo

Share this page