Museum's gems
Three-Crown Tiara
Three-Crown Tiara

In the Special Fund of the Museum there is a three-crown tiara – delicately worked head ornament that is valued as one of the most beautiful examples of the polychrome style adornments. Discovered in 1967 by the archaeologist Jabbar Khalilov, the artefact was found in a stone grave in the vicinities of Khinisli village (Shamakhi). Main structural elements of the tiara are three rectangular bronze plates attached to each other and covered with thin layer of gold. Also, there are two additional components attached to the top of relatively short central plate. Together these components form a twin crown which reminds of the wings of a bird on a flight. Each of the item’s major components is decorated with oval, leafshaped and triangular garnets, amounting to 54 and 72 stones on the each of 12 cm long side plates, and 66 stones on 6.5 cm long central plate. The plates are fringed with thin double-layer gold wire. Precious stones are arranged in horizontal and vertical rows. On the plate which has 72 stones on its’ surface, there is also a couple of greencoloured stones. Total weight of the tiara therefore equals 69.7 grams.

Information about the exhibit
Three-Crown Tiara
IV-V əsrlər
Xınıslı (Şamaxı)
Hər biri 12 sm uzunluqdadır
Inventory number:
XF 118