More Fatimid jewelry


A Egyptian silver and silver gilt necklace from the 12th century. The length is 30¾in. or 78.1cm. Sold at Christies for £3,750 or $7,631.

Found in Syria, the place of production is thought to be Egypt, 900-1100. Made from gold filigree and black pitch. The whole earring is 3.5cm high, with a depth of 1.6cm and a width of 1.5cm. Can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Found in Cairo and thought to be made there, it is pierced and embossed gold, with two holes at the back for a string. Very late Fatimid period, into Ayyubid and Mamluk, date of 1100 to 1400. The rosette has a height of 2.8 cm, a width of 2.9 cm and a depth of 0.7 cm. Also found in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Bibliography
Fāṭimid Jewelry, Its Subtypes and Influences by Marilyn Jenkins. JStor article.
Three Trousseaux of Jewish Brides from the Fatimid Period by Shelomo Dov Goitein. JStor article.
Mamluk Jewelry: Influences and Echoes by Marilyn Jenkins. JStor article.

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