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Necklace
Ksar Es Souk, Tafilalet, Morocco
20th century
Silver, niello, amber, coral, glass, and silver beads
L: 82; L (each plate): 7 cm
The Zeyde Schulmann Collection in the Israel Museum
Accession number: B63.3089

This impressive necklace is made of beads and silver plaques taken from necklaces worn by Muslim women. Originally, since the plaques composed a breast ornament, a link was attached to the bottom of each in order to attach it to its fellows. In this necklace, real coral imported from Italy was used, but the high cost of this material led to the manufacture of the imitation coral beads used in much of the jewelry from this area.


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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