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Pair of hooped silver ear-rings. Each ear-ring consists of a flat triangular shape enclosed within the hoop decorated on one side with granulation and circular embossed motifs and set with a single red piece of glass. There are six fixed silver bells attached to the bottom of each hoop and stylised birds' heads at the opening joint and at the joint opposite.
- Production date
- mid 20th century
Diameter: 8 centimetres (a & b)
Height: 1 centimetres (a & b)
- Curator's comments
- These pendants were exhibited in the "Turcoman of Iran" exhibition which toured several venues in the United Kingdom in 1971-1972, and were published in "The Turkoman of Iran" (Kendal: Titus Wilson and Son Ltd, n.d.), p.120. They were also exhibited in "Rites of Passage" at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, 21/7-17/9/2000.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Part of a collection of Turkmen artefacts transferred from the The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, upon the re-organization of their collections and galleries in 2013. These artefacts had been acquired by the Whitworth Art Gallery in December1972 from the Lake District Art Gallery Trust following the "Turkoman of Iran" exhibition which toured several locations in the United Kingdom in 1971 and 1972.
The British Museum had acquired in 1973 some Turkmen artefacts from the Lake District Art Gallery Trust some of which also formed part of the "Turkoman of Iran" exhibition (As1973,09.1-212).
- Middle East
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