Writing box with utensils, decorated with photographs of Nasir a-Din Shah, his court, and views of Paris and Tehran

Historical period(s)
Qajar period, 1860-1865
Lacquered and gilded wood with applied photographs and silver fittings
H x W x D: 11.1 × 30.8 × 10.3 cm (4 3/8 × 12 1/8 × 4 1/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase -- funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Container, Lacquer


calligraphy, cityscape, Iran, paper scissors, Qajar period (1779 - 1925), shah
Provenance research underway.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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