On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453

Excavated at the site of Sabz Pushan, a thriving residential neighborhood during the 9th and 12th centuries, this rectangular pendant is made from a green stone. It has a triangular projection at the top. One side is pierced with a rectangular hole and two circular holes at either side. The reverse side of the pendant features three circles with small dots in their interior. The pendant may have been worn as an element of jewelry, possibly as an amulet. It is one of many objects excavated at Nishapur, Iran in 1937 and was acquired by the Museum through a division of finds with the Iranian government.

Pendant, Stone; carved, incised, and pierced

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