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Scribal implements
  • Accession Number:AKM622
  • Place:Turkey
  • Dimensions:Length (max.) 28.8 cm
  • Date:1700s–1800s
  • Materials and Technique:

These Ottoman tools of the scribe feature exquisite workmanship in steel and brass with precious inlays of gold, silver, ivory, and turquoise. The elegant execution of these tools — including scissors and ruler, pen accessories and inkwells — reflects the view that beautiful instruments are essential to beautiful writing. Lavishly decorated with delicate metalwork and painted designs under varnish, these precision instruments are a link to scribes and bookmakers of the past.  
To view the individual scribal implements, see,  AKM622.1 , AKM622.2 , AKM622.3  AKM622.4 ,  AKM622.5 ,  AKM622.6 ,  AKM622.7 ,  AKM622.8 ,  AKM622.9 ,  AKM622.10 ,  AKM622.11 ,  AKM622.12 ,  AKM622.13 ,  AKM622.14   
- Filiz Çakır Phillip and Suzanne Conklin Akbari

Note: This online resource is reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis. We are committed to improving this information and will revise and update knowledge about this object as it becomes available.


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