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Exhibition Detail
Turkmen Jewelry from the Collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf
1000 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10028-0918

October 9th, 2012 - February 24th, 2013
October 9th, 2012 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Headdress, Central Asia or Iran, Headdress, Central Asia or Iran,
late 19th–early 20th century, Silver, fire gilded and engraved/punched with openwork and stamped beaded decoration and table cut carnelians. Contemporary red cotton lining in interior
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upper east side
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Sun-Thu 10-5:30; Fri-Sat 10-9
fire-gilded silver crowns, Earrings, pectoral ornaments

This exhibition of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Turkmen jewelry and decorative objects features some fifty works from the collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf, and celebrates their recent gift and promised gift of more than 250 of these works. On view will be fire-gilded silver crowns, earrings, and pectoral ornaments that are part of the traditional attire of Turkmen women. Decoration often includes inset carnelians and turquoise, granulation, and small bells suspended from chains. The repertoire of motifs varies according to the tribe of the maker and owner, and the exhibition will highlight distinctive designs from Teke, Yomut, and Kazakh jewelry-makers. To complement the jewelry, Turkmen costume and carpets will also be shown.

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