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

Pen box, reed pen in penholder, and pen knife, from the gun set of Mahmud I, approx. 1732
Turkey, Ottoman period (1300–1922)
Gilded silver, emeralds, rubies (or spinels), and reed tip

The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903, 51.78, 51.87, and 57.620.
Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.