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    Nubian Engraved Silver Pendants

    Nubian & Related People, Southern Red Sea Area, Sudan
    19th-early 20th century

    width: (big pendant) 8cm, (small pendant) 4.2cm; combined weight: 25g



    UK art market

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    These two silver pendants are from the Nubian people of Sudan.

    Both feature a trapezoid-shaped plate with a saw-cut upper border attached to a silver tube through which a chain or leather cord could be threaded to allow for suspension from the neck.

    Each is etched with naive, geometric motifs.

    Both examples have superb age and wear from many years of handling and being worn.

    Similar examples are illustrated in Fahmy (2007, p. 120).


    Fahmy, A., Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt: The Traditional Art and Craft, The American University in Cairo Press, 2007.

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