Fatimid Crescent-Shaped Pendant with Confronted Birds | The Met Museum of Art

Few works with enamels have survived from the early Islamic period. The fabrication of this pendant is typical of Fatimid goldsmiths’ craftsmanship: boxlike construction, gold stringing loops, openwork design with a strip support, S-shaped filler elements, and paired twisted wires. The enamels had to be secured to the back with an adhesive after the object was finished.

Fatimid Crescent-Shaped Pendant with Confronted Birds | The Met Museum of Art

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