A large Persian Crescent Shaped Gold Pendant Necklace, Seljuk Period, ca. 11th - 12th century CE
Regular price$18,000 USD
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Of crescent form, this spectacular heavyweight hollow gold pendant is decorated on one side with three large filigree round floral elements, four small floral elements, and a triangular design at the center. It is strung as a necklace composed of twenty-eight fine ovoid gold ball beads, each bead decorated with multiple rows of intricate openwork circular decoration. Each gold bead is strung with an alternating smaller orange carnelian round bead.
Condition: The pendant with mild denting and imperfections (mostly on the reverse), that does not distract from this impressive piece, all beads are intact and in excellent condition overall. With modern restringing, ready to wear. A truly extraordinary necklace!
Dimensions: Length: 28.5 inches (72.3 cm)
Provenance: Ex. Patti Cadby Birch collection thereafter Henry Anavian, Sumer Gallery, NYC and then to family by descent.
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