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Jewelry hoard
Fatimid period, 11th century
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 1960-834-859
This hoard, found in a jar, included a necklace of gold beads made with the beating and filigree techniques and decorated with granulation; silver jewelry, including earrings and amuletic pendants decorated with the niello technique featuring birds, scrolls, and inscriptions; and strands of semiprecious stone, glass, and ceramic beads. One of the pendants is inscribed with chapter 112 of the Qur’an.

The Israel Museum, Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2005

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