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Belt Fitting

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Description The arc-shaped buckle is executed in a perforated style, and displays a design of tendrils and floral elements. The back is blank. A small perforation in the back part was used to attach the buckle to the girdle. The back shows the stamp of the ruler and the date in Arabic: al-Mansur 115x. 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: Yo(sef) Ab(raham) Kassar, siyyur (?).
  • 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 115x; [Engraved] In Hebrew: Yo(sef) Ab(raham) Kassar, 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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1139-1161 AH/AD 1727-1748
silver with gilding
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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H: 3 7/8 x W: 2 15/16 in. (9.8 x 7.5 cm)
Location Within Museum
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