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Bride's belt
Iraqi Kurdistan
20th century
Gold, hammered; turquoises, ruby, and glass beads
L: 65; W (buckle): 6 cm
Purchased through the gift of Bruce Kovner, New York
Accession number: B99.0823

Kurdish accessories and jewelry were made of very high quality gold, with only a few inlaid semiprecious stones. In this belt, for example, some of the stones were threaded onto gold wire.


From the Israel Museum publications:
Ben Ami, Alia, ed., In All Their Finery: Jewels from the Jewish World, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2002

Exhibitions:
In All Their Finery: Jewels from the Jewish World, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 01/01/2000 - 30/09/2002

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir


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