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Headband or Anklet

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Description The close-fitting necklace consists of a broad chain, which combines square plaques with four-ball décor and originally green enamel, and those with a flat, gilded surface. The basic motif of series has three vertical arranged plaques with and two without décor. The ornament on the rectangular clasp combines a central rosette with double-volutes in the corners. The necklace has thirty-three loops with thirty-two preserved pendants with ball-shaped dangles. On the back of the clasp is an Arabic stamp with the name of the ruler: al-Mansur. Al-Mansur Ali I ruled from AH 1189 to 1224 (AD 1775-1809). In addition, there is the name of the silversmith engraved in Hebrew: xxx Sana"ani. The first name of the silversmith is lost, but it is mentioned that he and his family come from Sana"a'.
Date Description Narrative
  • 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; [Engraved] In Hebrew: xxx San'ani
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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1189-1224 AH/AD 1775-1809
silver with gilding, green enamel
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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L: 10 9/16 x W: 5/8 in. (26.9 x 1.6 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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