Gold jewelry pieces from Madinat al-Zahra

Author: Anonymous.

Dating: Late tenth century, early eleventh century.

Materials: gold, gemstones, remnants of enamel.

Measures:12 x 35,5 x 1,5 cm.

Parts Description: Different pieces of jewelry, ornaments by, Hanging, pending, parts for headdresses and other embellishments to be sewn to clothing. We initially inlaid with precious stones and colored glaze. Overall, constitute one of the most important groups of gems known al-Andalus.

Acquired by Henry Walters en1929 a Dikran Kelekian. From 1931 is located at the Museum.

Place of exhibition and conservation: The Walters Art Museum de Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America North.

Inventory number: 57.1596.

Place of Origin: Madinat al-Zahra, Cordova, Spain.

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