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Northern or Eastern Yemen
20th century
Silver, hammered, embossed,and stamped
Diam: 13 cm
Gift of Yossi Benyaminoff, New York
Accession number: B96.0298

The bracelets are decorated with geometric motifs suggesting grains of rye. They are hollow, and therefore lightweight, in spite of their dimensions. They were usually made by Jewish artisans, and both Jewish and Muslim women wore them.

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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