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Pen-Box with Hunters and Portraits
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Pen-Box with Hunters and Portraits


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
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 ad a repair where the side touches the cover.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/06/1983Treatmentcleaned; examined for technical study
Exhibitions
  • 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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Period
1815-1816
Medium
walrus ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.570
Measurements
L: 9 x W: 1 7/16 in. (22.8 x 3.6 cm)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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