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Collar Stud

Object Name:
Collar stud
Date:
20th century
Geography:
Iran or Central Asia
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Silver with parcel-gilt stamping, embossing, glass stones, and turquoise beads
Dimensions:
Max. D. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm) Max. Diam. 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Classification:
Jewelry
Credit Line:
Gift of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf, 2007
Accession Number:
2007.497.6
  • Description

    Part of the everyday clothing of the Turkmen women, flower collars, or guljaka, close the front of a dress. Even these utilitarian decorations carried symbolic meanings similar to other silver jewelry. While the guljaka was especially common in the regions of Turkmenia (today the area south of Kazakhstan and north of Iran), by the eighteenth century its use spread throughout Central Asia and was worn by all Turkoman tribes. This scalloped silver collar stud consists of two gilded disks soldered together, embossed with vine and floral patterns in low relief, and embellished with turquoise and glass stones.

  • Provenance

    Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf, New York (until 2007)

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