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

Pen box, with reed pen in penholder, 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 and 51.87.
Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.