Qazaq (Kazakh) Tumar Pendant

Dating

Late 19th to early 20th century C.E.

Qazaq (Kazakh) Tumar Pendant

Origin

Central Asia

Materials

"Silver with stamped beading, decorative wire, ram's-head terminals, glass inlays over red foil, lacquer, or cloth, wire chains, and spherical beads."

Dimensions

23.8 cm

29.2 cm

Culture

Tribe

Museum

Acquisition 

ID#

Qazaq (Kazakh)

MET

2006

2006.544.9

Copyright Status

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Source of Image

"This piece of silver jewelry takes the form of a triangle, or a tumar, and rested on the wearer's chest. Tumar-shaped jewelry usually consists of three sections: a triangular mountain motif, a bozbend tube meant for prayer scrolls, and an inverted mountain symbol from which spherical pendants are suspended. This tumar is decorated with six horn motifs and embellished with twelve pieces of red glass. Different from other glass embellishments, these are set in false granulated borders--in the shape of cartouches and teardrops--and are covered with vine and geometric filigree."