A fine Islamic gold pendant, ca. 12th century AD

pierced at the top for attachment and flanked by two large granules, the shield form decorated with delicate scroll work.

Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall, with fine reddish patination to the back.

Dimensions:  Height: 1.7 cm (.66 inches)

Provenance:   The Estate of Patti Cadby Birch, a notable arts benefactor and art collector, and a Trustee of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.   She was particularly interested in Islamic art but also contributed to 19th-century, modern and contemporary art.


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