Antique silver tribal headpiece from Morocco

Regular price £495.00

This ornate hinged silver headpiece was made by tribes of the Ait Ouaouzguite confederation. It features cloisonné enamelling, three original red glass cabochons and one blue glass cabochon. It has eleven dangles and two additional coins attached to hooks serving as a method of attachment to a headband or veil. One coin is dated 1299 and the other is dated 1321 Hijri years, which corresponds to 1881 and 1903 in the Gregorian calendar. Wear to the enamel is commensurate with age. An interesting and beautiful item.

Date:

Circa 1920

Material:

Silver, enamel, old glass & old coins

Dimensions:

4.2 cm (h) x 15.5 cm (w) two panels exc. dangles
Longest dangle 4.5 cm

Weight:

80.0 g

Ref:

HDR-704

References:

Rabaté, M. (2015). Bijoux du Maroc. ACR, Paris-Là Défense, p 110


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