A Pair of Fine Silver and Gemstones Earrings, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, 19th Century Description: Within the lower part of the hoop is a filigree "peacock tail" motif. Below, five chains of spiral wire, alternating with natural pearls, amber and precious stones. The chains terminate in graduated pyramids.
Length: 12 cm
Provenance: The Yossi Benyaminoff collection estate.
Exhibitions: The Museum of Islamic Art, Jerusalem, 1986-2016.
"Schmuck der Islamischen Welt", Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, 1988
Literature: For an very similar example see: Chason, Rachel "Later Islamic Jewelry", Mayer Memorial Institute for Islamic Art, Jerusalem, 1987, p. 107.