FILIGREE. Ornamental work in fine wire. Archeological finds have demonstrated that filigree work was produced throughout the ancient Near E. Egyptian funerary jewelry provides some of the best examples with intricate wire reproductions of divine symbols inlaid with glazed beads and semi-precious stones.

If the above interpretation is correct, Psalm 45:13b might better be tr. “adorned with golden filigree” instead of “decked...with gold-woven robes” (RSV).


F. C. Toombs, “Filigree,” IDB (1962).