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Pen Box from the Gun Set of Mahmud I
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Pen Box from the Gun Set of Mahmud I


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This is part of the so-called "Turkish Hunting Set" consisting of the Ottoman gun (Walters 51.84) and various accessories contained within a large Parisian case (Walters 64.165). The pen box fits into the butt of the gun and itself contains a pen holder (Walters 51.87) and a knife (Walters 57.620). It also has an inkwell in the end that opens.
Conservation

Examined and cleaned in preparation for exhibition.

Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969TreatmentExamined, cleaned.
3/02/2010Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Poetry and Prayer: Islamic Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010.
  • The Art of Writing Instruments from Paris to Persia. 2011.
  • Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. 2015-2016.
Provenance Robert S. Pardo, Istanbul; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1903; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903

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Period
ca. 1732 (Ottoman)
Medium
gilded silver, emeralds (or beryls), rubies (or spinels)
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.78
Measurements
H: 15/16 × W: 1 1/4 × L: 7 5/16 in. (2.4 × 3.2 × 18.6 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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