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Home > Mesopotamian Art > Islamic pendant, 16" chain

Islamic pendant, 16" chain


Size: 1.25" x 1.5"

Recreated from one of the oldest examples of Islamic jewelry. The main design consists of a realistic palm trunk that supports a stylized tree bearing half-palmettes and trefoils. In the center is a heart-shaped unit enclosing a pair of addorsed birds with half-palmette wings. The composition of the piece indicated that it belongs to the early Islamic Period.
Syria(?) 8th century A.D.
From the treasures of Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait National Museum.
24 Karat antique gold over pewter. gold-plate chain.

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