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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Persian
Creator Name-CRT: Iranian
Title: Armlet
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1030
Creation End Date: 1030
Creation Date: 1030
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Jewelry
Materials and Techniques: gold
Dimensions: H. of clasp 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm), Gr. Diam. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 57.88a-c
Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1957

Pre-Islamic forms can be seen in bracelets such as this one, indicating traditionalism in the production of jewelry. At the back of each of the four hemispheres around the clasp there is a flat disk of gold decorated by pouncing it over a coin; the four stones originally on the front are now missing. The twisted decoration probably derives from Greek bracelets; Byzantine jewelry often incorporated coins.

AMICA ID: MMA_.57.88a-c
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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