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Sale document of an Abyssinian male eunuch slave, Haji Bashir Khan, between Malik Mansur Mirza Shoaosaltaneh and Faraj Allah Khan Ata o-Dowleh, the head of artillery in the state of Fars, Iran, issued in 25 August 1901. Slavery was formally abolished in Iran in 1929.

* Sale Document: Courtesy of Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran Digital Archive, Harvard Library.
Sale Document of a Male Slave

Sale document of a male slave, 1901. Bahman Bayani. Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran Digital Archive. Middle Eastern Division, Widener Library, Harvard Library.

Emancipation of Slaves Law, 1929

Emancipation of Slaves Law, 1929

Qajar harem with a slave in the back row

Qajar harem with a slave in the back row

Prostitute and Slave, Photograph by Antoin Sevruguin

Prostitute and Slave, Photograph by Antoin Sevruguin

✤ Also available in: Persian

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