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Firman case

Firman case

  • Place of origin:

    Hyderabad (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt leather covered with lacquer, lined with silk

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rectangular firman case (kharifa) of gilt leather covered with a transparent lacquer and with a fold-over flap terminated with three lobes. The pattern is picked out in colours. Slightly raised pattern consists of a lobed lattice-motive in whose compartments are detached trefoils on stems. Before the lacquer was applied, the pattern has been picked out in red, green and white on the gold ground. The flap is lined with plain orange coloured silk.

Place of Origin

Hyderabad (made)


17th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Gilt leather covered with lacquer, lined with silk


Length: 9.125 in, Width: 3.375 in

Descriptive line

Rectangular firman case (kharifa) of gilt leather, Hyderabad, 17th century


Leather; Accessories; Textiles


South & South East Asia Collection

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