Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, 18th-19th century
Handle: horn (species unknown); blade: steel
H x W x D: 2.2 x 19.5 x 0.9 cm (7/8 x 7 11/16 x 3/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Tool and Equipment


Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Turkey, writing

To 1990
Sotheby’s, London. [1]

From 1990
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased at auction, “Islamic Works of Art,” Sotheby’s, London, April 25, 1990, lot no. 149. [2]


[1] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Sotheby's (London)

Published References
  • Islamic Works of Art., April 25, 1990. lot 149.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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