Amulet case, late 19th–early 20th century
Silver, glass; 11 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. (29.2 x 23.8 cm)
Gift of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf, 2006 (2006.544.9)
This piece of silver jewelry takes the form of a triangle, or a tumar, and rested on the wearer's chest. Tumar-shaped jewelry usually consists of three sections: a triangular mountain motif, a bozbend tube meant for prayer scrolls, and an inverted mountain symbol from which spherical pendants are suspended. This tumar is decorated with six horn motifs and embellished with twelve pieces of red glass. Different from other glass embellishments, these are set in false granulated borders—in the shape of cartouches and teardrops—and are covered with vine and geometric filigree.