Jewelry Elements

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 455

Few examples of medieval Islamic jewelry survive, leaving scholars to rely on depictions of jewelry in manuscript paintings of the period for evidence of their appearance. Imagery from Ilkhanid and later period painting reveals that necklaces sharing some details with the jewelry elements shown here were worn by women in the fourteenth to sixteenth century in Iran and Central Asia.

Jewelry Elements, Gold sheet; worked, chased, and set  with turquoise, gray chalcedony, and glass

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