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Hegira 6th century / AD 12th century
Height 2.6 cm
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.
"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