DescriptionOur shimmering ornament is taken from the gilded decoration on a glazed stoneware bowl in the Museum’s collection. Attributed to Iran (12th–13th century), this beautifully crafted vessel is decorated in the mina'i technique with molded and gilded patterns outlined against an opaque white ground. The bowl’s interior bears a symmetrical pattern radiating from a star to form a hexagon with arabesques. This golden central star is the source for our glittering ornament.
18K gold overlay. Photo etched. Includes a gold cord for hanging. Gift boxed. 3 1/2'' diam.
- 18K gold overlay
- Photo etched
- Includes a gold cord for hanging
- Gift boxed
- 3 1/2'' diam.
Art HistoryThe Museum’s collection of Islamic art, which ranges in date from the seventh to the nineteenth century, reflects the great diversity and range of Islamic culture. Nearly 12,000 objects have been assembled in the Museum from as far westward as Spain and Morocco and as far eastward as Central Asia, India, and Southeast Asia.