Antique silver tribal headpiece from Morocco
This ornate hinged silver headpiece was made by tribes of the Ait Ouaouzguite confederation circa 1920. 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.
Silver, enamel, old glass & old coins
4.2 cm (h) x 15.5 cm (w) two panels exc. dangles
Longest dangle 4.5 cm
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Fisher, A. (1998). Africa adorned. New York: H. Abrams. p. 248.