This Islamic pendant was 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 birds with half-palmette wings. The composition of the piece indicated that it belongs to the early Islamic Period. Syria(?) 8th century A.D.
From the treasures of Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait National Museum. Made from 24 Karat gold-plate over pewter. Includes a 16"L gold-plate chain.