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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 design depicts four-leaf clovers, six on the larger piece and three on the smaller piece of the ring. The lower rim has twenty loops, each with a ring and a ball-shaped, hollow dangle. One ring has lost its ball. On the inner side of the bracelet 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). An engraved Hebrew inscription names the silversmith: Yosef Kohen.
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: Yosef Kohen
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, gilding, possibly niello
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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Outer diam: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); Inner diam: 1 15/16 x W: 1/2 in. (5 x 1.3 cm)
  • Yemen (Place of Origin)
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