Silver Inlaid Qalamdan Pen box. A stunning Pen box with hinged lid lifting to reveal interior with Arabic calligraphy and Islamic motifs profusely inlaid with silver. Circular cartouches on the bottom with inscriptions. Adorned with Fine Arabic Masterful Calligraphy & detailed with Animals, Birds, Arabesques and Repetitive Patterns.26 x 8 x 5 cm. Weight: 1,3 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, Magnificent Siver Inlaid Mamluk Revival Qalamdan Penbox" is in sale since Tuesday, August 21, 2018. 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.