Description The chased bracelet is made of a larger (2/3) and a smaller piece (1/3) that together form a hollow ring. The design depicts four-leaf clovers, six on the larger piece and three on the smaller piece of the ring. The lower rim has twenty-two loops, each with a ring and a drop-shaped pendant. One pendant is missing. This bracelet and Walters 57.2318 are a pair, and may have been produced in the same workshop. On the inner side of the bracelet is an Arabic stamp with the name of the ruler: al-Mahdi. The similarity to stamps of al-Mahdi al-"Abbas makes it likely that the pendants were produced under his reign from AH 1161 to 1189 (AD 1748-1775). In addition, a Hebrew inscription is engraved with the name of the silversmith: Kasil.
- Diadem and Dagger: Jewish Artisans of Yemen. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2012-2013.
Provenance Mr. Derek Content and Mr. Benjamin Zucker [Zucker Family Trust] London and New York, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by gift.
Inscriptions [Stamp] In Arabic: al-Mahdi; [Engraved] In Hebrew: Kasil
Credit Joint gift to the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Mr. Derek Content and Mr. Benjamin Zucker in honor of Mrs. Amanda Content and Mrs. Barbara Zucker, 2010
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