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Yemen, probably Wadi Daw’an
early 20th century
inside diameter 6cm, exterior diameter: 7.8cm, weight: 66g
This bracelet of high-grade silver is hollow (but still heavy for its size) and is decorated on the exterior with a fish scale pattern. The edges are decorated with
a fine border of twisted silver wire.
Ramson (2014, p. 163) illustrates a pair of hinged silver bracelets that have a similar scale-like decoration.
The example here is in fine, wearable condition. It has obvious patina and age.
Ransom, M., Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba: Regional Yemeni Jewelry, AUC Press, 2014.
Provenance: private collection, UK.
Inventory no.: 3972
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