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Diadem (asaba)
20th century
Gold, cast and pierced; pearls, emeralds, and rubies
H: 4; L: 28 cm
The Zeyde Schulmann Collection in the Israel Museum
Accession number: B63.3107

The diadem is one of the oldest ornaments known in Algeria. It adorns the forehead and is tied to the back of the head with silk strings. Its structure and decorative style originate in the West, while the crescents adorning the upper part add an Oriental look.

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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