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This beautiful rock crystal handle likely dates back far before its actual use as a comb, and may have even been cut from a solid block of crystal in medieval times.      Turkey, late 16th–17th century  Rock crystal inlaid with gold and set with emeralds and rubies; horn or tortoiseshell  The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait   Copyright © The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait

This beautiful rock crystal handle likely dates back far before its actual use as a comb, and may have even been cut from a solid block of crystal in medieval times. Turkey, late 16th–17th century Rock crystal inlaid with gold and set with emeralds and rubies; horn or tortoiseshell The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait Copyright © The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait

Ottoman Silver Ring with Relief Decoration - OS.292 Origin: Turkey Circa: 16 th Century AD to 18 th Century AD

Ottoman Silver Ring with Relief Decoration - OS.292 Origin: Turkey Circa: 16 th Century AD to 18 th Century AD

Ottoman Gold Ring with Applied Decoration - OS.173 Origin: Turkey Circa: 16 th Century AD to 19 th Century AD

Ottoman Gold Ring with Applied Decoration - OS.173 Origin: Turkey Circa: 16 th Century AD to 19 th Century AD

Mid 16th century. Ottoman. Jeweled and gold-inlaid steel. Flower motifs were even used on armor, such as this jewel encrusted helmet thought to date from the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent, the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, from 1520 to his death in 1566. Each of the rubies and turquoises is set in a flower-shaped gold mount.

Mid 16th century. Ottoman. Jeweled and gold-inlaid steel. Flower motifs were even used on armor, such as this jewel encrusted helmet thought to date from the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent, the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, from 1520 to his death in 1566. Each of the rubies and turquoises is set in a flower-shaped gold mount.

{DETAIL} A RARE OTTOMAN DIAMOND AND RUBY SET GOLD TIARA, TURKEY, CIRCA 1800 the foliate openwork frame supporting attached elements set with cut-diamonds, the centre with a large diamond floral rosette radiating diamond-set petals issuing floral sprays set with diamonds and rubies, the crown with a star and crescent motif, suspension loops to the sides

{DETAIL} A RARE OTTOMAN DIAMOND AND RUBY SET GOLD TIARA, TURKEY, CIRCA 1800 the foliate openwork frame supporting attached elements set with cut-diamonds, the centre with a large diamond floral rosette radiating diamond-set petals issuing floral sprays set with diamonds and rubies, the crown with a star and crescent motif, suspension loops to the sides

Ivory comb with raw-cut precious stones including rubies. Byzantine, found in Syria, 800 - 1000 AD

Ivory comb with raw-cut precious stones including rubies. Byzantine, found in Syria, 800 - 1000 AD

Comb      Egyptian, Byzantine (Coptic) Period   Dimensions      Legacy dimension: .25 x .075  Medium or Technique      Wood  Classification      Tools & equipment   Accession Number      03.1629

Comb Egyptian, Byzantine (Coptic) Period Dimensions Legacy dimension: .25 x .075 Medium or Technique Wood Classification Tools & equipment Accession Number 03.1629

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