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Name of Object:

Pair of earrings

Location:

Athens, Greece

Holding Museum:

Benaki Museum

Date:

Hegira 1st century / AD 7th-8th century

Type of object:

Jewellery

Museum Inventory Number:

1812

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Gold

Dimensions:

Height 6.6 cm

Period / Dynasty:

Umayyad

Provenance:

Egypt or Syria

Description:

The earrings are made of wire, granulation, filigree and feature a pair of cast, confronted birds, possibly partridges. This central part is surrounded by figures of eight and heart shapes. Earrings of this type are a development of the sixth to seventh century Byzantine crescent shaped earrings with confronted birds.

Citation of this web page:

 "Pair of earrings" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;gr;Mus21;12;en&id=jewellery

MWNF Working Number: GR 12

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