Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, 18th-19th century
Medium
Ivory (unknown type) possible dense bone?
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.2 x 17 x 0.7 cm (1 1/4 x 6 11/16 x 1/4 in)
Geography
Turkey
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1990.32
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Tool and Equipment
Type

Penrest

Keywords
Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Turkey, writing, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1990
Sotheby’s, London. [1]

From 1990
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased at auction, “Islamic Works of Art,” Sotheby’s, London, April 25, 1990, lot no. 149. [2]

Notes:

[1] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Sotheby's (London)

Published References
  • Arts and the Islamic World., 1991. p. 55.
  • Sotheby's. Islamic Works of Art., April 25, 1990. lot 149.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum