PERSIAN OPULENCE: THE ART OF THE JEWELLER
Lecture – Introduction
17 March 2010
Victoria and Albert Museum
London SW7 2RL
Archaeologist Dr. Monica Jackson paints a picture of opulent Persian culture through its exquisite jewellery.
Friends of the Victoria and Albert Museum in association with Iran Heritage Foundation
While the vast Persian Achaemenid Empire of the sixth to fourth centuries BC is best known through its great palace at Persepolis, its wealth is arguably better demonstrated by its tableware and jewellery.
Superb plates and drinking vessels in gold and silver have been recovered throughout the Middle East, along with bracelets, earrings, and clothing ornaments inlaid with precious stones, faience, and glass.
In this lecture, Dr. Monica Jackson, world authority, archaeologist and expert in the chronology and technology of jewellery from ancient times to present reveals some of the finest examples of the Persian Jeweller’s art.
£15 (including refreshments with speaker 15.00-15.30)
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