Condition: Very Good, some tear and wear, minor wood and ivory beading loss to the top.
23 cm long (including silver cusp)
For various magnificent Jerusalem carved mother of pearl objects commissioned for the Ottoman court, please see Pavilion of the Sacred Relics, The Sacred Trust, Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, by Hilmi AYDIN, The Light, 2004, ISBN 1-932099-72-7. Please see
1-The scale Mother of Pearl Model of the Dome of the Rock, was sent to Sultan Abdulhamid II by the Patriarch of Jerusalem to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his accession to the throne, model illustrated on page 199.
2-The carved mother of pearl box containing a piece of soil from Ahmad Al-Rufai’s tomb (the founder of the Rufaiyyah Sufi order, the box is illustrated on page 224.
For other carved and engraved mother of pearl objects that were probably made in the Bethlehem Area and Jerusalem workshops, please see Empire of the Sultans, Ottoman art from the Khalili Collection, by J. M. Rogers, 2002, ISBN 0-88397-143-7. Please see
1- The carved mother of pearl Brushing tool, illustrated lot No. 201 in page 273.
2- The carved mother of pearl Pen-Rest, illustrated lot No. 202 in page 273.
Also for other carved and engraved mother of pearl objects that were probably made in the Bethlehem Area and Jerusalem workshops, Please see Traces of the Calligrapher, Islamic Calligraphy In Practice C. 1600-1900, Mary McWilliams and David J. Roxburgh, The Museum of Fine Art, Huston, 2007, ISBN 978-0-300-12632-7.
Please see the carved mother of pearl pen-rests (Maktas), Figure 7 & 8 pages 16-18.
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