5115

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    Yemen Silver Ring

    Bedouin People, Yemen
    early 20th century

    weight: 11.14g, US ring size: 8.2=75, UK ring size: R/S

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    Provenance

    UK art market

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    This ring, made for a woman, is from the Bedouin people of Yemen.

    It is decorated with granulation and other work. The shoulders are decorated with triangles of granulation. The bezel is raised and cylindrical. It has a plain, flat top.

    Rings such as these were also favoured by the Rashaida people of Sudan, a tribe of a tribe of ethnic Bedouin Arabs who are descended from Bedouins from the Saudi Arabian peninsula.

    The ring here is stable, wearable, and has clear age.

    References

    van Cutsem, A., A World of Rings: Africa, Asia, America, Skira, 2000.

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

    van Roode, S., Desert Silver: Understanding Traditional Jewellery from the Middle East and North Africa, BLKVLD, 2017.

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