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Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The background of the rectangular box has an allover checkuered design in niello. On the cover within an oval is a monogram in an oriental language and below it military trophies. On the bottom is an oval with floral scrolls in niello.

Category:
niellos
Made from:
Silver -- niello
Made in:
Turkey
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
6 × 9.5 cm (2 3/8 × 3 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
13.98
Class:
NIELLO
Signature marks:
MARK; MONOGRAM; INSCRIPTION inside lid are two oriental hallmarks: pq, script F; inscription on lid in Arabic means: There is no God but God, and Mohammed is his prophet
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973