Inkwell, probably 1400s

  • Islamic, Egyptian

Ivory with gilded copper

  • Framed: Overall: 4 1/4 × 2 7/8 inches (10.8 × 7.3 cm)

City of Detroit Purchase

29.297

On View

  • Islamic N120

Department

Islamic Art

  • Domed
  • Fatimid
  • Ivory
  • Copper
  • Arabesque
  • Gilded
  • Inkwell
  • Low relief
  • Egypt
  • Lion

Provenance

(Luigi Grassi); 1929-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Patterns and Precision. The Heritage of Islam, National Committee: Islam Centennial Fourteen, 1982, p. 38 (ill.). "Family Art Game," Detroit Free Press (May 18, 1986): p. 28 (ill.). [DIA Advertising Supplement].

Rights Status

Islamic, Egyptian, Inkwell, probably 1400s, ivory with gilded copper. Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 29.297.