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Amulet Holder

Object Name:
Amulet holder
late 19th–early 20th century
Attributed to Central Asia or Iran
Silver; fire-gilded, with decorative wire, gilt applied decoration, table-cut carnelians, and turquoise beads
2 7/8 x 4 in. (7.3 x 10.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf, 2008
Accession Number:
Not on view
Three Amulet Holders (MMA 2008.579.10, MMA 2014.714.5 , and MMA 2005.443.8)

Sychova, Natalya. Iuvelirnye ukrasheniia narodov Srednei Azii i Kazakhstana, XIX–XX vekov: Iz sobraniia Gosudarstvennogo Muzeia Iskusstva Narodov Vostoka / Traditional Jewellery from Soviet Central Asia and Kazakhstan from the Collection of the Museum of Oriental Art. Moscow, 1984

Komleva, Galina. Jewellery: Museum of Ethnography of the Peoples of the USSR. Translated by Sergei Volynets. Leningrad, 1988.
Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf, Toronto, Canada (until 2008; gifted to MMA)
Diba, Layla S. "Silver Ornaments from the Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf Collection." In Turkmen Jewelry. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011. no. 136, p. 180, ill. pl. 136 (color).

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