Jamie Bennett, Jurjani #7, 2000-2002, 18k gold, sterling silver, and enamel, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Ina and Jack Kay, 2003.46
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.
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22 1/2 in. x 1 in. diam. (57.3 x 2.5 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Ina and Jack Kay
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- 18k gold, sterling silver, and enamel
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