Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, 18th-19th century
Medium
Handle: green tinted walrus ivory; tip: coral; blade: steel
Dimensions
H x W x D: 1.5 x 21 x 0.9 cm (9/16 x 8 1/4 x 3/8 in)
Geography
Turkey
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1990.30
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Tool and Equipment
Type

Knife

Keywords
Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Turkey, writing, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1990
Sotheby’s, London. [1]

From 1990
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased at auction, “Islamic Works of Art,” Sotheby’s, London, April 25, 1990, lot no. 149. [2]

Notes:

[1] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Sotheby's (London)

Published References
  • Islamic Works of Art., April 25, 1990. lot 149.
  • Arts and the Islamic World., 1991. p. 55.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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