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Writing Box

17th century (made)
Place of origin

Qalamdan or writers box made from ivory, and consisting of three parts. Painted in black, gold and red lacquer colours with sprays of naturalistic flowers. The box contains a pen tray. The structure of the object is reinforced with brass plates and the is lid hinged.


Object details
Object type
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Qalamdan or writers box made from ivory, and consisting of three parts. Painted in black, gold and red lacquer colours with sprays of naturalistic flowers.
Physical description
Qalamdan or writers box made from ivory, and consisting of three parts. Painted in black, gold and red lacquer colours with sprays of naturalistic flowers. The box contains a pen tray. The structure of the object is reinforced with brass plates and the is lid hinged.
Dimensions
  • Length: 22.4cm
  • Height: 4cm
  • Depth: 7.1cm
Credit line
Given by Her Majesty Queen Mary
Collection
Accession number
IM.12-1912

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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