This extremely finely worked pendant typifies Fatimid granulated wire decoration at close to its best. The enclosure of the dense granulated scrollwork within a border of fine wire decoration that does not however have granulation is also typical. The central panel that was originally inset is also something that is found in a number of items, notably a pair of earrings in the L A Mayer Memorial Museum, Jerusalem (Rachel Hasson, Early Islamic Jewellery, Jerusalem, 1987, no.102). For another good example of jeweller's work from the Fatimid or Ayyubid period please see lot 66 in this sale. Looking at the surviving examples of Fatimid jewellery it seems more probable that the central panel would originally have been inset with an enamelled panel rather than a precious stone.