Pen box with copy of Raphael’s Madonna della seggiola

Calligrapher: Muhammad Ali Isfahani
Historical period(s)
Qajar period, 1887 (1304 A.H.)
Wood, painted with watercolor, gold-colored pigments and lacquer; with brass-fittings
H x W x D: 9.7 × 12.6 × 29.1 cm (3 13/16 × 4 15/16 × 11 7/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of A. Soudavar in memory of his mother Ezzat-Malek Soudavar
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Container, Lacquer

Pen box

Ezzat-Malek Soudavar collection, Iran, Qajar period (1779 - 1925), Saint John, Virgin Mary
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Massumeh Farhad, Mary McWilliams, Simon Rettig. A Collector's Passion: Ezzat-Malek Soudavar and Persian Lacquer. Washington and Cambridge, Massachusetts. 146, 84-85, 147.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
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