Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Oleg Kalashnikov
Duwwah al-mehdor earring pendant
Tahala, Morocco
Early 20th century
Silver, cloisonné enameled, inlaid with glass
Diam: 10 cm
Gift of S. Derhy, Paris
Accession number: B72.0681
This type of jewelry was characteristically worn by Jewish women of the Sous region of southern Morocco. The cloisonné style of enamel decoration was typical of local Jewish craftsmanship.

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