E. Beghian. 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from E. Beghian through H.S. Andonian, New York. 
 Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. Also see undated folder sheet note in the object file.
 Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
- Previous Owner(s)
E. Beghian 1910? - 1950?
This arch-shaped hollow piece, used as the back of a comb, was made in two parts and soldered together at the sides. A plaque with teeth would have been inserted into the sheath at the bottom and secured with a pin. The arabic inscription in naskhi along the outer edges of the piece can be translated as, "The congregation, the obedience, the religion, the hour of judgment."
- Published References
- Dr. Esin Atil, W. Thomas Chase, Paul Jett. Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1985. cat. 32, pp. 203-204.
- Richard Ettinghausen Ernst Kuhnel. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 6 vols., London and New York, 1938 - 1939. p. 2514f.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum