Lacquer pen box

Artist: Attributed to Muhammad Ali
Historical period(s)
18th century
Wood inlaid with mother-of-pearl, brass, malachite, and covered with black lacquer
H x W x D: 24 x 4 x 4 cm (9 7/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Jane S. and Roderick M. Engert
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Container, Lacquer

Pen box

Iran, writing
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 24, no. 5 Hong Kong, May 1993. p. 75.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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