Fatimid period, 11th-12th century
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 1986-672, 1986-673, 1987-939, 1987-940
These pieces clearly belonged to an item of jewelry-possibly a belt or necklace. They are made of delicate filigree, formed from two wires decorated with granules of different sizes and balls of beaten gold-leaf. The black bears tiny gold bands to strengthen the filigree threads.
Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir