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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:

Ring

Location:

Athens, Greece

Holding Museum:

Benaki Museum

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Date of Object:

Hegira 6th century / AD 12th century

Museum Inventory Number:

1888

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Gold

Dimensions:

Height 2.6 cm

Period / Dynasty

Seljuq

Provenance:

Iran

Description:

This gold ring is embellished with openwork filigree and granulation. On the rectangular bezel, two human figures in frontal position frame a representation of what may be either the tree of life or a fire altar. On the sides are portrayed confronted birds and a crowned male head, the latter reminiscent of similar stylised representations on Persian ceramic ware of the Seljuq period. An identical ring is preserved in the Mayer Institute of Islamic Art in Jerusalem.

Citation of this web page:

 "Ring" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;gr;Mus21;23;en

MWNF Working Number: GR 23

RELATED CONTENT

 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Seljuqs (Great Seljuqs)


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