|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Date Made:||19th century|
|Credit Line:||Gift of Sara Yorke Stevenson, 1897|
Pen case base. Bottom, sides and interior are plain black, one end continues the red background with gold border design from the lid. Casket shaped base which slides in to the lid from one end. Pen cases such as this were frequently treasured objects belonging to scribes. This box still contains its original reed pen, with its nib cut to specifications of the script for which it was last used. The built-in metal inkwell could be a later modification by the box's owner, one that required that the pen be shortened to fit inside the box..
|[Article] Negahban, Ezat O. 1989. "Persian Caligraphy: the Development of an Art Form". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 31. no. 1. pg. 26-39 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 37||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
|[Article] 1897. "Collections and Publications". Bulletin of the Free Museum of Science and Art. Philadelphia. Vol. I. no. No. 2. pg. 72-86 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 85||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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