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Pair of Silver Woman’s Hair Rings
Morocco, pre-Sahara Region
19th century

length: 7cm, width: 3.3cm, combined weight: 110g

This matching pair of solid silver rings from Morocco, would have been worn in the hair. Such hair rings are increasingly rare and this pair have superb patina
- their contours have been rounded and smoothed from decades of wear and handling.

The form is almost architectural and reminiscent of traditional Jewish wedding rings - indeed, they might well be copies of such rings. Morocco historically had
a vibrant Sephardic Jewish community that was relatively well integrated with local culture and commerce.

See Grammet & de Meersman (1998, p. 283) for several related pairs.

References:
Grammet, I., & M. de Meersman (eds.), Splendeurs du Maroc, Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, 1998.

Provenance: private collection, London.

Inventory no.: 4283

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