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    Pair of Moroccan Silver Woman’s Hair Rings

    Morocco, pre-Sahara Region
    19th century

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



    private collection, London.

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    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.


    Above: A related pair on display in the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris.


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

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