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This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English.

Name of Object:

Pen box

Location:

Doha, Qatar

Holding Museum:

Museum of Islamic Art

About Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Date of Object:

Hegira 660-682 / AD 1262-1284

Museum Inventory Number:

MW.221

Period / Dynasty

Ilkhanid

Provenance:

West Iran

Description:

This lavishly decorated pencase is of tremendous historical significance. The inscription states that this item was made to be presented by the Ilkhanid ruler to his vizier, Shams al-Din Juvaini, following an established Persian tradition. It was probably presented to the vizier by Tegüder Ahmed, the first muslim Ilkhanid ruler; however, he was overthrown and replaced by a more anti-Islamic ruler, who had Juvaini, a high-ranking muslim at the Ilkhanid court, executed.

Citation of this web page:

 "Pen box" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;qt;Mus21;24;en

MWNF Working Number: QT 24

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