Indian, Northern India - Book Stand (Rahla), 18th century

Indian, Northern India

Book Stand (Rahla), 18th century

Wood, bone, brass, tin, and lac, 47 cm (18 1/2 in.) length of cross pieces


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Entered Isabella Stewart Gardner's collection at an unknown date.


Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 166.
Yasuko Horioka et al. Oriental and Islamic Art: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1975), p. 136. (under "Objects Not Catalogued")
Pedro Moura Carvalho. "Jewelry and Objects from India" in Alan Chong and Noriko Murai. Journeys East: Isabella Stewart Gardner and Asia. Exh. cat. (Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 2009), pp. 461-62, fig. 5.
Benedict Cuddon. "A Field Pioneered by Amateurs: The Collecting and Display of Islamic Art in Early Twentieth-Century Boston." Muqarnas (2013), p. 18.

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