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Turkmen Jewelry from the Collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf


Oct 9, 2012 – Feb 24, 2013




The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Venue Partner)

1000 Fifth Ave at 82nd St


Directions: Main Building: Take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk to Fifth Avenue; OR take the M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus along Fifth Avenue. The Cloisters: Take the A train to 190th Street and walk, or transfer to the M4 bus and ride north one stop.


Free with museum admission

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art says…

This exhibition of 19th- and 20th-century Turkmen jewelry and decorative objects features some 50 works from the collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf, and celebrates their recent gift and promised gift of more than 250 works. On view are fire-gilded silver crowns, earrings, and pectoral ornaments that are part of the traditional attire of Turkmen women. Decoration often includes inset carnelians and turquoise, granulation, and small bells suspended from chains. The repertoire of motifs varies according to the tribe of the maker and owner, and the exhibition highlights distinctive designs from Teke, Yomut, and Kazakh jewelry-makers. To complement the jewelry, Turkmen costume and carpets are also on view.