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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).

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).

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).

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