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Seljuk Iranian gold ring with five claws decorated with palmettes, inlaid with niello (a black mixture of copper, silver, and lead sulphides, used as an inlay on engraved or etched metal). The inscription on the seal reads “Paying heed to eternity is sufficient to gain everlasting life.” 2.5 cm H. 12–13th century.

Iran | Crown; silver, with openwork, decorative wire, and slightly domed and tablecut carnelians and turquoises; cotton foundation | 20th century | Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection