LAST PIECE FROM PRIVATE COLLECTION. Silver & Copper Inlaid Qalamdan. With hinged lid lifting to reveal various compartments profusely inlaid with silver and copper. Adorned with c ircular Calligraphy on the lid and body & detailed with Arabesques and Repetitive Patterns.
30,5 x 10,5 x 10,5 cm. Weight: 3,1 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 Stunning Mamluk Revival Qalamdan Rare Calligraphy" is in sale since Sunday, February 26, 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.