Pen box decorated with hunting scenes

Maker(s)
Artist: Najaf Ali
Historical period(s)
Qajar period, 1853-1854
Medium
Papier-maché, painted and lacquered
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4 x 4.1 x 24 cm (1 9/16 x 1 5/8 x 9 7/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. George C. Keiser
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1992.58a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Container, Lacquer
Type

Pen box

Keywords
bear, boar, deer, dog, falcon, gazelle, hunting, Iran, landscape, lion, papier-maché, Qajar period (1779 - 1925), rabbit, writing, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To about 1953
Dr. Nabil, to about 1953 [1]

From about 1953 to 1983
Mr. and Mrs. George C. Keiser, Washington, DC, purchased from Dr. Nabil in about 1953 [2]

From 1983
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Mrs. George C. Keiser in 1983 [3]

Notes:

[1] According to the donor, her husband purchased this object in approximately 1953 from a Persian, Dr. Nabil (see Curatorial Note 3 in object record).

[2] See note 1.

[3] Transferred from the Freer Study Collection to the Freer Permanent Collection (see Curatorial Note 3, Elizabeth F. Duley, December 17, 1992, in the object record).

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. George C. Keiser
Dr. Nabil

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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