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This luxury pen-case is made from papier mâché with lacquer painting. Painted butterflies and birds populate the dark green leaves and red and pink flowers, against a cream background. A pen-case would contain reed pens, an inkwell, a pen-knife for cutting a fresh pen-nib, a whetstone to sharpen the knife and scissors to trim paper-edges.

Drinking vessel (Rhyton) in lapis lazuli and gold Iran, Achaemenid, 6th/5th century BC

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Empress Farah of Iran wearing the Seven Emeralds Tiara

This luxury pen-case is made from papier mâché with lacquer painting. Painted butterflies and birds populate the dark green leaves and red and pink flowers, against a cream background. A pen-case would contain reed pens, an inkwell, a pen-knife for cutting a fresh pen-nib, a whetstone to sharpen the knife and scissors to trim paper-edges.

Charming Antique Afshar Persian Rug by oldnewhouse on Etsy, $165.00

Silver horn-shaped rhyton from Iran (Persia)