780.00
CHF
$

Triangular amulet holder, Tukmenistan 04.01.1453

Amulet holders, tumars, were produced in a variety of styles and sizes, throughout Central Asia. The present one has a triangular component joined at the bas by a hollow cylinder which housed prayers or qur'an verses. Tumars were worn on the chest. The present example is antique large amulet holder, which lost some of its chains and pendants (see picture). Tumar is the most prestigeous element in a women's wedding finery.

  • Ref.:04.01.1453
  • Size:300 x 230 mm, plus 140 for the dangles
  • Weight:800 gr

Category

  • Turkmen & Kazakh Jewelry 04.01Central Asia - Hindukush 29.05
  • ORIENTAL JEWELRY 04REGIONAL GALLERIES 29

Origin

  • Central Asia - Silk Road
  • TURKMENISTAN

Material

  • VegetalCotton Glass and EarthGlassMetalGilded or gold foil on silver

Quality

  • Collectible (fine or rare example of an object)Fair condition (some missing, broken or repaired parts, see pictures))Museum quality (worthy to be added to a museum’s permanent collection)Antiques (object shows signs of long use)

780.00
CHF
$