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Online Lecture: Turkmen Treasures: Jeweled Arts from Central Asia with Courtney Stewart

Dec 11, 6:00 PM–7:00 PM

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Add to Calendar 12/11/2020 6:00 PM 12/11/2020 7:00 PM America/Chicago Online Lecture: Turkmen Treasures: Jeweled Arts from Central Asia with Courtney Stewart

This lecture will examine the jeweled objects in the current exhibition Exquisite Adornment: Turkmen and Miao Jewelry from the Elizabeth and Robert Lende Collection. We will look closely at these important jewels and contextualize them within the world of Islamic arts from Central Asia. In particular, we will focus on the cultural meaning of the gemstones and motifs ornamenting the surfaces. 

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This lecture will examine the jeweled objects in the current exhibition Exquisite Adornment: Turkmen and Miao Jewelry from the Elizabeth and Robert Lende Collection. We will look closely at these important jewels and contextualize them within the world of Islamic arts from Central Asia. In particular, we will focus on the cultural meaning of the gemstones and motifs ornamenting the surfaces. 

<meta charset="UTF-8"/>Dorsal Ornament, Turkmenistan (Teke), late 19th to early 20th century, Gilt silver inlaid with carnelian, 6 5/16 × 5 11/16 in. (16 × 14.5 cm), Promised gift from Elizabeth and Robert Lende, L.2020.23.24, Photo by Seale Studios

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