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This rare armlet or anklet dates from the reign of the Fatimids in Egypt and Syria (909-1171). It is made from a hollow tube joined together on the inner side with a seam that is camouflaged by a band of decoration. Inscribed with anonymous good wishes in the kufic script, this impressive piece of adornment is another example of the luxury and material prosperity of the Fatimid dynasty.
- Published References
- Dr. Esin Atil, W. Thomas Chase, Paul Jett. Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1985. cat. 4, p. 65.
- Dr. Esin Atil. Art of the Arab World. Exh. cat. Washington, 1975. cat. 14, p. 41.
- Dr. Esin Atil. Syrie: Mémoire et Civilisation. Exh. cat. Paris. cat. 363, p. 462.
- Paul Jett. A Pair of Islamic Gold Bracelets Reunited. vol. 6, 1993. pp. 74-76.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
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- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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