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Pen box (qalamdan)
last quarter of 17th century

Rahim Dekkani

Lacquer over papier-mâché and opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H: 28.2 W: 5.3 D: 4.9 cm


The Freer|Sackler is closed for renovation and reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Join us for our reopening celebration on October 14–15, 2017.