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Belt Fitting

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Description The front of the arc-shaped buckle is cast and details chased. The design displays a central rosette with four tear-shaped elements and four small rosettes. This central element is framed by an elaborately chased floral design. The back of the buckle is blank. The front follows the shape of the central rosette. The hole through the back still has the ring and the clasp preserved. The back shows an engraved inscription in Hebrew with the name of the silversmith: Yahya Kassar, mahasit. The term "mahasit" means "half."
  • 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 [Engraved] In Hebrew: Yahya Kassar, mahasit
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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2nd half 19th century
silver with gilding
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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H: 3 1/8 x W: 2 3/8 in. (8 x 6.1 cm)
  • Yemen (Place of Origin)
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