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This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English, Greek.

Name of Object:

Pair of earrings

Location:

Athens, Greece

Holding Museum:

Benaki Museum

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Date of Object:

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

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.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;gr;Mus21;12;en

MWNF Working Number: GR 12

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 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Umayyads


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