"Just as a footnote, Patricia, a marked difference with the Wolf pieces which you have helpfully posted is that these pieces are far more modest. For example, typical of the modernity of the Wolf pieces is the recent and excessive tendency to produce…"
"Patricia, I don't think that the OVERALL design of these Turkoman temple pendants is nearly as unorthodox as that of many of the Wolf pieces, so that this comes across to me as still "well within the boundaries" of tradition. But I do…"
"My judgement of this piece is based on a couple of observations, this piece has a Wolf collection appearance, specifically in the shapes of the embellishments on the chains, there is a variety of shapes which I just don't think exists on the…"
"Thank you Son for your reply. Making the children look pretty the people in that region must believe strongly in the protective power of the amulets. Something to hold on to. Actually 10 cm looks to me very big for little child.(like…"
"I had not read all the comments when I first spoke out about this - or actually the Wolf book. Now that I have read the comments I realise that Linda and Patricia disagree pretty sharply on the date. I must confess that I am inclined to agree with…"
"My previous comment was directed solely at the Wolf pieces, not this. This looks to me as a comparatively late piece, but not a gross violation of Turkoman tradition, as so many of the Wolf pieces are. I don't like many of those, but find this…"
"Perhaps it is better to call that large number of dishonest pieces in the Wolf book :"forgeries". I mean by a forgery a piece so constructed that it is intended to make the viewer believe that the piece is not what it is: in this case an…"
"Preethi and I are in a Tunisia right now and we have noticed that compared to other Islamic countries there is very little tilework. None of the mosques which we have seen has any kind of tilework on the exterior. Just wondering if anybody out there…"
Any ideas? The amulet is some interesting very white medium silver alloy. Back shows lots of use. Reminds me of the amulets that Oppi Untracht shows as loin cloths for children, but it is granulated, not stamped, and has this unusual floral design.