Attributed to Egypt / Pendant / 11th centuryAttributed to Egypt
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Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: Egypt
Creator Name-CRT: Attributed to Egypt
Title: Pendant
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1000
Creation End Date: 1099
Creation Date: 11th century
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Jewelry
Materials and Techniques: Gold, cloisonné enamel
Dimensions: 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (4.5 x 3.5 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 30.95.37
Credit Line: The Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915

Few works with enamels have survived from the early Islamic period. The fabrication of this pendant is typical of Fatimid goldsmiths' craftsmanship: boxlike construction, gold stringing loops, openwork design with a strip support, S-shaped filler elements, and paired twisted wires. The enamels had to be secured to the back with an adhesive after the object was finished.

AMICA ID: MMA_.30.95.37
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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