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Qalamdan (Pen-case)

Unknown19th century

National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi

This Qalamdan is an attractive example of a damascening or koftgari work. The qalamdan’s lid and side walls are highly decorated, however it is plain from inside. The box has a slightly raised lid with curved edges, flat top, which has two elongated mihrabs containing Persian inscription.

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  • Title: Qalamdan (Pen-case)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 19th century
  • Location: Sialkot, Punjab or Rajasthan
  • Physical Dimensions: L: 24.0; W: 6.7; H: 5.5 cm
  • Original Language: Persian
  • Medium: Iron and Gold
  • Technique: Casting and Damascening
  • Script: Nastaliq
  • Accession Number: 57.95/31

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