Description This pen-box is a hollowed-out walrus tusk, into which a sliding drawer has been fitted. The surface is carved with hunting horsemen and busts of three men and a woman within floral frames. The underside of the box is signed in a cartouche: "Work of Kazim al-Hasani, 1231" (AD 1815-1816). There is a chip and a repair where the side touches the cover.
|10/06/1983||Treatment||cleaned; examined for technical study|
- The Art of Writing Instruments from Paris to Persia. 2011.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] work of Kazim al-Hasani, 1231
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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