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Large & Impressive Bedouin Silver Belt with Carnelians & Coins

Bedouin People, Saudi Arabia or Yemen
early to mid 20th century

approx. circumference: 70cm, height: 7.4cm, weight: 1,181g

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Provenance

UK art market

This large and impressive belt comprises 14 wide silver panels decorated with applied silver granulation work, silver plaques, seven large carnelian (agate) cabochons in silver box settings, and 15 applied silver coins. The coins are riyals from Saudi Arabia.

Thick, cream cotton calico has been threaded through each of the panels, which holds them together and giving the belt structure.

The belt opens at the front with a long, pull-out pin attached to the belt by means of a heavy silver chain.

This is an impressive belt with no losses or repairs.

 

References

Ransom, M., Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba: Regional Yemeni Jewelry, AUC Press, 2014.

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