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Anklets (debliz)
Tripoli, Libya
20th century
Silver, hammered and embossed
H: 6.5; Diam: 6 cm
Purchase, Fritz and Camilla Hollander Foundation, Stockholm
Accession number: B71.0042

This piece of jewelry, of unusual dimensions, is typical of Libyan work, both in technique and in design. The great majority of Libyan silversmiths were Jews, who, in contrast to other countries in North Africa, were also responsible for examining the materials and stamping them with the seal of quality.

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

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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