Offered is an exclusive antique Persian lacquer papier mache scribe box (qalamdan or ghalamdan), depicting on the cover, in vivid and rich colors, following the Qajar dynasty (1794-1925) style of miniature painting, Mother Mary holding baby Jesus, while Saint Joseph, Holy Spirit, and apostles are surrounding her, while three biblical magi (three wise men), Mother Mary, baby Jesus, Saint Joseph, and other biblical sceneries are embellishing the contours of the magnificent polychrome scribe box.
This wonderful antique qalamdan scribe box belongs to the mid 19th century, in pristine antique shape and condition with the exception of some dislocations underneath the interior box, due to its age.
The measurement of the antique qalamdan polychrome scribe box are as follow:
20 cm (7.88 inches) long
3.7 cm (1.45 inches) wide
3 cm (1.18 inches) high