Pair of Bactrian gold, garnet and glass earrings, c. 1st c. AD. From christies.com.
An Egyptian faience bead necklace, New Kingdom, 18th-20th dynasty, 1550-1070 BC. From christies.com.
A Western Asiatic carnelian bead necklace, c. late 3rd-early 2nd millennium BC. From christies.com.
Elana Herzog, Civilization and its Discontents, 2003, installation view at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York, Persian and Persian type carpets, mixed fabrics, metal staples. From elanaherzog.com.
Nikoo Paydar has a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute, London.