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Belt Fitting

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Description The front of the arc-shaped buckle displays a motif of arabesques with tendrils, rosettes, and tear-shaped elements. A hole through the front and the back, which was used to attach the buckle to the girdle, still has the ring and the clasp preserved. The back shows an Arabic stamp with the name of the ruler and the date: al-Mansur 1215. Imam al-Mansur "Ali I ruled from AH 1189 to 1224 (AD 1775-1809). An engraved inscription in Hebrew names the silversmith: Harun Yishaq, siwa (?).
  • 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 1215; [Engraved] In Hebrew: Harun Yishaq, siwa (?)
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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1215 AH/AD 1800-1801
silver with remains of gilding
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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H: 3 1/8 x W: 2 3/8 in. (8 x 6 cm)
  • Yemen (Place of Origin)
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