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Belt Fitting

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Description The front of the arc-shaped buckle is chased and worked in a perforated style, with a central medallion and tendrils around it. The outer frame combines four-leafed rosettes and leaf-shaped elements. The central medallion and the outer border are executed in niello technique. The inner border section contains five ring-shaped elements with cross- and leaf-shaped decoration. The hole through the back still has the ring and the clasp preserved. The back has an Arabic stamp with the name of a ruler and a date, which has not yet been deciphered.
  • 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] Undecipherable name and date in Arabic
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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ca. 1800
silver with niello and gilding
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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H: 2 13/16 x W: 2 3/16 in. (7.1 x 5.6 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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