Description This pen ("kalam") holder is part of a Turkish hunting set. It has an all-over floral design winding spirally from the top to the bottom. The piece is studded with rubies and emeralds. In the top are large emeralds. The piece has a reed nib, and fits into a pen box (Walters 51.78) and a gun (Walters 51.84).
- Poetry and Prayer: Islamic Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010.
Provenance R. S. Pardo, Constantinople [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1903 [mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903
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