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12th century
Gold, fabricated from sheet, decorated with bitumen-highlighted incising, granulation, and repousse, set with glazed quartz, ruby, garnet, and, originally, two other stones
Max. Diam. 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
Not on view
[ Khalil Rabenou, New York, until 1959; sold to MMA]
"Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York." In The Arts of Islam. Berlin, 1981. no. 43, pp. 116-117, ill. p. 117 (color).

Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn, and Manuel Keene. Islamic Jewelry in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1983. no. 25, pp. 54-55, ill. (color).

Komaroff Linda, ed. "The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts." In Gifts of the Sultan. Los Angeles; New Haven and London: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2011. no. 12, pp. 26, 210, ill. fig. 20 (color).

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Daniel S. Walker, Arturo Ponce Guadián, Sussan Babaie, Stefano Carboni, Aimee Froom, Marie Lukens Swietochowski, Tomoko Masuya, Annie Christine Daskalakis-Matthews, Abdallah Kahil, and Rochelle Kessler. "Colegio de San Ildefonso, Septiembre de 1994-Enero de 1995." In Arte Islámico del Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York. Mexico City: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1994. no. 103, pp. 250-251, ill. p. 251 (color).

Price, Judith. "Exquisite Objects from the Cradle of Civilization." In Masterpieces of Ancient Jewelry. Philadelphia; London, 2008. p. 110, ill. (color).

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