Recreated from one of the oldest examples of Islamic jewelry. The main design consists of a realistic palm trunk that supports a stylized tree bearing half palmettes and trefoils. In the center is a heart-shaped unit enclosing a pair of adorned birds with half palmette wings. The composition of the piece indicated that it belongs to the early Islamic Period. Syria(?) 8th century A.D.
Original image on left.
24 Karat gold-plate over pewter. Gold-filled ear-wires. Measures approximately 3/4" x 7/8".