|Circa 11th-12th century, Iran, Iraq or Syria |
This single high-carat gold earring is of pierced sheet gold and applied gold filigree and granulation work. It is in a crescent shape, the ends of which are joined at the top with a gold hanging hoop. The earring is inset with a turquoise cabochon at its centre in a box setting, against a ground of circular motifs all in filigree.
The earring is from the area that today is now covered by Iran, Iraq or Syria. Egypt too might be another possibility.
|Location of Origin: Middle East / Western Asia / Northern Africa|
|Medium/Materials: gold, turquoise cabochon|
|Dimensions: width: 3.8cm, height: 3.7cm, weight: 9g|
|Primary Classification: Jewelry for Sale : Asian Jewelry|
|Secondary Classification: Asian Art : Middle Eastern Antiques|
|Tertiary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : Other|
|See von Folsach (2001, p. 346) for a related pair. |
There is some age-related crushing to the extremities but otherwise, the earring is in fine condition given its significant age.
References:Folsach, K., von, Art from the World of Islam: in the David Collection, 2001.
|Provenance: Saeed Motamed Collection, UK; acquired between 1955 and 1998|
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