Silver & Copper Inlaid Qalamdan with honorific terms for the sultan Mehmood Ghaznawi. A stunning Pen box with hinged lid lifting to reveal fitted interior with Arabic calligraphy and Islamic motifs. Various compartments, profusely inlaid with silver and copper. Circular cartouches on the lid and body with inscriptions.Adorned with Fine Arabic Masterful Kufic Calligraphy & detailed with Animals, Birds, Peoples, Arabesques and Repetitive Patterns. 30 x 10,5 x 10,5 cm. Weight: 4,9 kg without packing!! In Islamic culture, calligraphy has always held a special place and its practice is still considered the foremost form of visual expression.
Its prestige extends to the tools of the trade, the writing materials and implements that support the work of these artists. Historical examples of pen cases and scribal boxes were fashioned from metal - as in the medieval period - or wood and papier-mâché - in the modern time - and exquisitely decorated, as this example demonstrates. Their fine decoration and intimate nature made them into highly collectible items in modern times. The item "Islamic/ Middle Eastern, Large Heavy Ottoman Mamluk Qalamdan Pen box REDUCED" is in sale since Sunday, May 14, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Islamic/Middle Eastern".The seller is "grifinantiques" and is located in EU. This item can be shipped worldwide.