Jurjani #7

  • Jamie Bennett, Jurjani #7, 2000-2002, 18k gold, sterling silver, and enamel, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Ina and Jack Kay, 2003.46

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Jurjani #7 alludes to the traditions of Islamic ornamentation and also shows Jamie Bennett’s interest in the enamel reliquaries and tiled naves of Byzantine churches. Al-Jurjani was the name of two Arab intellectuals: one was an eleventh-century grammarian and philosopher, the other a fifteenth-century Islamic theologian. The title of this necklace likely refers to one or both of these medieval scholars.

Title
Jurjani #7
Artist
Date
2000-2002
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
22 1/2 in. x 1 in. diam. (57.3 x 2.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Ina and Jack Kay

Mediums
Mediums Description
18k gold, sterling silver, and enamel
Classifications
Object Number
2003.46
Palette
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