Antique amber and coral Berber necklace with silver tagemout from Morocco
A striking and original antique Berber necklace from the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Multiple strands of coral adorn this amazing item, interspersed with genuine natural amber, 'bumble bee' shells and glass/stone beads. Four larger pieces of genuine amber and a silver tagemout (egg) form the central element. Unusual and very beautiful. A museum piece.
Early 20th century
Amber, coral, shells, glass and stone beads, silver tagemout
81.0 cm full length
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