Mosaic card case in [one of] two pieces

Near Eastern
19th century


9.1 x 6.6 x 1 cm (3 9/16 x 2 5/8 x 3/8 in.)

Medium or Technique

Ivory carved, ivory silver painted, wood inlaid, and silk satin

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Mosaic card case in two pieces (origianlly probably tied together); each piece in shape of truncated rectangle with center of carved ivory in quatrefoil and ogive design against background of green satin, border design of six pointed stars and beading in mosaic of white, green, silver, and black; base of wood; green painted. silver a thin silver foil applied, brown and black probably some sort of material applied to ivory base; on (a) a small part of mosaic missing; both lined with royal blue sateen.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Frances Fowler and Professor Harold North Fowler