The ornate design of our crescent earrings is adapted from an eleventh-century Egyptian gold pendant in the Museumís collection. The original pendant, in the shape of a closed crescent, features finely wrought decoration executed entirely in filigree, granulation, and rope braid.
18K gold overlay. 1 1/2''L, 1" diam. Pierced, with vermeil wires.
- 18K gold overlay
- 1 1/2''L1" diam
- Vermeil wires
Art HistorySophisticated techniques of filigree work and applied granulation characterize much of the jewelry in the Museumís collection of Islamic art. During the eleventh to thirteenth century, craftsmen in Egypt, Syria, and Iran produced finely executed, intricate gold jewelry with a tendency toward lightweight hollow construction.