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Belt Fitting


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The front of the arch-shaped buckle is decorated with in filigree technique with spiral and tendril arabesques as well as small rosette-shaped granulation clusters; at the center of the decoration is a large eight-leaf rosette. A small perforation was used to attach the buckle to the girdle. The back is blank except an Arabic stamp with name and date of the ruler: al-Mansur 11xx. The stamp belongs to Imam al-Mansur al-Husayn, who lived from AH 1139 to 1161 (AD 1727-1748). An engraved inscription in Hebrew names the silversmith: Yahya Tayyib (?), siyyur (?).
Exhibitions
  • 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-Mansur 11xx; [Engraved] In Hebrew: Yahya Tayyib (?), siyyur (?)
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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Period
1139-1161 AH/AD 1727-1748
Medium
silver with gilding
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.2326
Measurements
H: 3 7/16 x W: 2 3/8 in. (8.8 x 6.1 cm)
Geographies
  • Yemen (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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