Description The bracelet is made from two equal halves, and has a filigree design that combines of spirals, rosettes, and discs, the so-called "lamma'at." Bead-molded bands at the upper and lower rim frame the design. Inside of the bracelet is an Arabic stamp with the name of the ruler and a date: al- Mansur 1189. Al-Mansur Ali I ruled from AH 1189 to 1224 (AD 1775-1809). An engraved inscription in Hebrew names the silversmith: Musa "Iraqi. The supplement "Iraqi refers to the origin of maker's family from Iraq. For another object signed "Musa "Iraqi," see Walters 57.2325.
- Diadem and Dagger: Jewish Artisans of Yemen. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2012-2013.
- Treasures of Yemenite Silverwork. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Jerusalem. 2016-2017.
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-Mansur 1189 AH; [Engraved] In Hebrew: Musa 'Iraqi
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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