The high karat gold pendant in the form of a scroll container would have carried small prayers or blessings. The cylindrical form is elaborately decorated in high relief with a winged cherub surrounded by scrolling vines and a bird depicted on the opposite side, the ends capped with rosettes and protruding granules. Meant to be worn as a pendant, it has been restrung on a necklace of Peruvian turquoise and antique gilded silver Islamic beads.
Dimensions: Necklace length: 23 inches (58.42 cm); Scroll container length: 2 inches (5.08 cm)
Condition: The pendant is intact and in excellent condition overall.
Provenance: Ex. Sumer Gallery, (Henry Anavian) NYC, acquired 1970s-1980s, and then by descent to family.
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