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Arracadas

  • Earrings. Majorca Museum. Palma © Ministerio de Cultura

    Earrings. Majorca Museum. Palma © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Precious metalwork

Date

1101-1200

Original title

Arracadas
Majorca Museum
Palma
Majorca, Balearic Islands

Gold earrings from a wedding dowry, probably from the Almohad period.

Double gold-plated semicircular jewellery, decorated with filigree and granulated work. The decoration shows a tree of life and two facing falcons, and has a band with the following “basmala” (prayer): “In the name of Allah, the merciful and compassionate”. The pieces are finished with small triangles with lotus flowers on each side.

They were found inside a vase, along with other valuable items (coins, other earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc.).
 

Details of the work

Object
Earring

Dimensions
Height = 5,90 cm; Diameter = 5,10 cm

Material
Gold

  

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