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Islamic Glass Arm Bracelet - GF.0175
Origin: Israel
Circa: 700 AD to 900 AD
Dimensions: 3.625" (9.2cm) high
Collection: Near Eastern
Medium: Glass


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Location: United States
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Throughout antiquity, glass was used for jewelry in place of more costly gems. Islamic artisans inherited the glassmaking traditions of the past, and shaped works of great vitality. With jewel-like colors and bold shapes, they created ornaments prized by princess and commoner alike. Imitating lapis, turquoise, emerald, onyx or agate, glass jewelry satisfied the age-old human passion for adornment. Imagine this bangle upon the arm of some dark- eyed beauty as she exchanged laughter and gossip with her friends, dangling her fingers in the cool waters of a fountain. From such a charming clue as this, worn and cherished, we can picture a vanished life, a distant time. - (GF.0175)

 

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