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A triangular flag covered in intricate lines of script. On a natural beige silk background, the fine calligraphy has been hand written to create a solid block of text.
Of the ownership of Baqir Khan Qajar, son of Agha Haji Hussein Khan Taj Lajan and Ziba KhanomThe bearer of the flag is Sheikh Ali Khan, most probably a high ranking dignitary at the royal court.The former owner of the flag is Baqir Khan Qajar, son of the late Agha Haji Hussein Khan Taj Lajan and Ziba Khanom. The text consists in general of citations of the Quran which refer to an angry and punishing god. The text asks for his help and support against the disbelievers. Mohammad and his followers (Ali, Fatima, Al-Hassan, Al-Hussein etc.) are the intercessors. The bearer of the flag is Sheikh Ali Khan, most probably a high ranking dignitary at the royal court.The lower part of the flag is divided in tables, mentioning some of the 99 names of Allah. Some of the names are accompanied by Indian digits. Other tables consist of Quran verses which adjure the elimination of the enemies. The tables are framed by prayers. One of them contains words which are neither Arabic nor Persian possibly a codification. H. 220 cm.