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Northern Yemen Silver Bracelet (Musammat)

Al-Dhahiyy region, Northern Yemen
early 20th century

internal diameter: 6.2cm, external diameter: 10cm, weight: 316g

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UK art market

This large and heavy, sculptural bracelet is from Yemen’s Al-Dhahiyy region. It is of silver or silver alloy and has a prominent round ‘face’ not unlike a wrist watch and might indeed have been modelled after a wrist watch.

The face and band are notable for their decoration with large, solid, applied granules or spheres. There is additional applied wire work.

Ransom (2014, p. 139) illustrates a related example.

The example here is in fine condition and is without losses or repairs.


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

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