4977

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    Ear Pendants (Keramli)

    Nuristan, Afghanistan, or Swat Vallery, Pakistan
    19th century

    lengths; 11cm, combined weight: 71cn

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    Provenance

    private collection, London.

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    This pair of long, drop ear ornaments known as keramli is from the Swat Valley in Pakistan or sometimes that are attributed to nearby Nuristan (Nooristan) in Afghanistan.

    They are of silver and copper.

    They are embellished with applied granulation work. wire work and silver chains with dangles are suspended from their tops.

    They have excellent wear and obvious age.

    References

    Seiwert, W.D., Jewellery from the Orient: Treasures from the Bir Collection, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2009.

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