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Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts

Jeweled gun, with pen box, spoon, flintlock cleaner, reed pen in penholder, pen knife, and dagger, from the gun set of Mahmud I, approx. 1732
Turkey, Ottoman period (1300–1922)
Steel, wood, gold wire, gilded silver, silver, nephrite, diamonds, rubies (or spinels), emeralds (or beryls), and reed tip

The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903, 51.76, .78, .84, .87-.89; and 57.620.
Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.