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Description The chased bracelet is made of a larger (2/3) and a smaller piece (1/3) that together form a hollow ring. The decoration is that of a rhombic pattern with a cross-shaped design inside of the rhombi of the central row. The other rhombi are either gilded or filled with green enamel. 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). An engraved Hebrew inscription names the silversmith: Musa Dabwani.
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-Mahdi; [Engraved] In Hebrew: Musa Dabwani
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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1161-1189 AH/AD 1748-1775
silver with gilding, green enamel
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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Outer diam: 2 11/16 in. (6.9 cm); Inner diam: 1 15/16 x W: 9/16 in. (5 x 1.4 cm)
  • Yemen (Place of Origin)
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