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Quran case

Quran case

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage


19th century (made)

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

watered steel, oblong, with inscriptions and ornament in gold inlay, and swivel rings for suspensiuon. Iran, 19th c.; Islamic metalwork


Middle East Section

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