Pen Box, Papier-maché; painted and lacquered

Pen Box

Object Name:
Pen box
late 18th–early 19th century
Made in Iran
Papier-maché; painted and lacquered
H. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
W. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
L. 9 in. 22.9 (cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1967
Accession Number:
67.206.2a, b
Not on view
[ Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, Germany, until 1967; sold to MMA]
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