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Quran case

Quran case

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    1850-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watered steel, gold

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Quran case, watered steel box with hinged lid, gold inlaywork around edges and in central medallion

Place of Origin

Iran (made)


1850-1870 (made)


Unknown (made)

Materials and Techniques

Watered steel, gold



Object history note

This object was purchased in Tehran in 1874 by Robert Murdoch Smith on behalf of the Museum. Murdoch Smith bought examples of metalwork, textiles and painted wood from a broker (or art dealer), Abdul Hussein Dellal. Of the metalwork, he noted that Abdul Hussein had brought "some very good specimens of brass and steel work" from the "South and East of Persia".

Descriptive line

Quran case, watered steel with gold inlay, rectangular case with hinged flap and swivel rings for suspension, Qajar Iran, c.1850


Steel; Gold


Middle East Section

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