Description These elements once formed different pieces of jewelry, including earrings, a pendant, hair adornments, a clasp, and possibly a belt. Some of them originally were set with gems and inlaid with colored enamel. They are part of one of the most important groups of jewelry surviving from al-Andalus, or Muslim Spain.
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- Islamic Jewelry. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Jerusalem. 1987.
- Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
- Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 1992.
- Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Medieval Trans-Saharan Exchange. Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston; Aga Khan Museum, Toronto; National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington. 2019-2022.
Provenance [Said to have been found at Madinat al-Zahra, near Cordova]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris (?) [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929
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