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Pair of pendants depicting the ‘dragon master'

Look at these precious pendants.

These jewelled pendants were found in the tomb of a woman who lived long, long ago. The pendants would have been attached to her hair close to her face and would have sparkled and gleamed.

Look at the detail and different coloured gems and stones.

Notice how the ‘dragon master’ holds the S-shaped dragons so they curve around him.

Design your own special pendant with an animal decoration.

One of a pair of pendants depicting the ‘dragon master’, Tillya Tepe, Tomb II, 100 BCE – 100 CE, gold, turquoise, garnet, lapis lazuli, carnelian, pearls, 12.5 × 6.5 cm

At home

Cut shiny card to make your own jewellery design and decorate it with strands or paper, twisted pipe cleaners and dangling pieces to make it sparkle and gleam.