Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:15AM
A set of jewelry, inspired by Paleolithic designs, displayed at Tehran's Jahan-Nama Museum.
A set of jewelry, inspired by Paleolithic designs, displayed at Tehran's Jahan-Nama Museum.

The Iranian capital has held an exhibition of jewelry pieces designed and made based on jewelry used in various historical periods.

The items have been made based on jewelry pieces discovered in archeological excavations as well as designs and patterns recorded in historical documents.

The objects revive jewelry and decorative designs used from Paleolithic and Neolithic eras to ancient civilizations and contemporary history.

Visitors can also see a limited number of jewelry pieces from former historical periods, which are kept at Tehran’s Jahan-Nama Museum.

The exhibition kicked off at the Jahan-Nama Museum at Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural and Historical Complex on December 16, 2015 and will run until December 21.

Founded in the 1970s, the Jahan-Nama Museum houses ancient artifacts from Sialk civilizations and the Far East, as well as works by Iranian and international artists such as Picasso, Gauguin, Pissarro, Renoir, Chagall, Parviz Tanavoli, Bahman Mohasses, Sohrab Sepehri and Jazeh Tabatabai.