Gold bracelets, Achaemenid, first half of fourth century BC
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February 2010

PERSIAN OPULENCE: THE ART OF THE JEWELLER


Lecture – Introduction
17 March 2010
14:00-17:30

Hochhauser Auditorium
Sackler Centre
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

Archaeologist Dr. Monica Jackson paints a picture of opulent Persian culture through its exquisite jewellery.

 

Organised by

Friends of the Victoria and Albert Museum in association with Iran Heritage Foundation

Introduction

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.

Registration Fee

£15 (including refreshments with speaker 15.00-15.30)

To book tickets call

Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2277

Enquiries

Friends of the Victoria and Albert Museum
Tel: + 44 (0)20 7942 2277
Email: s.dunn@vam.ac.uk

 

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