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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.