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Necklace (gardana)
Iraqi Kurdistan
20th century
Gold, hammered; colored stones
L: 43; W: 7 cm
Purchased through the gift of Bruce Kovner, New York
Accession number: B00.0100

This type of necklace, characterized by several rows of chains, was adopted in Kurdistan following the Ottoman conquest. The heart patterns are drawn from the local repertoire, while the bow is evidence of a European influence.

From the Israel Museum publications:
Ben Ami, Alia, ed., In All Their Finery: Jewels from the Jewish World, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2002

In All Their Finery: Jewels from the Jewish World, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 01/01/2000 - 30/09/2002

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir

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