Over the centuries, Persian artists have demonstrated tremendous ingenuity and technical skill, and their creations are among the masterpieces of late medieval Islamic art and architecture. The Museum’s collection includes a pair of exquisite cylinder-shaped hair ornaments (12th–13th century), attributed to Gurgan, a city established as a Muslim settlement in northern Iran, east of the Caspian Sea. The ornaments feature two concentric bands of intricate, rectilinear gold openwork over a bronze core. Our ornate necklace is adapted from these elegant ornaments.
22K gold overlay, with lapis beads. Lobster claw closure. 32''L or 22''L.