Pair of vintage silver fibulae from Tunisia

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Traditional Tunisian silver fibulae with a classic shape. They feature a raised crescent shape encircling a star and also a fish. They are approximately 80 years old. Hallmarked with Moor head. A collector’s item.

Date:

1930s

Material:

Silver .800

Dimensions:

11.0 cm (height incl. pin) x 5.0 cm (w)

Weight:

25 g each

Ref:

FIB-401

References:

Rabaté, M. (2013). Les Fibules. Paris-La Défense: ACR éd. p 51.

Fibulae (tizerzai in Tamazight; tabzimt in Arabic) are traditional silver Berber brooches, usually attached together by a chain, which come in pairs and are worn by women to fasten items of clothing together as well as being very decorative items. Women from different regions show their identity by wearing distinctive shaped fibulae, often very ornate. They symbolise feminine fertility.


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