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    Yemeni Silver Rattle Anklet (Halhal)

    Central Highlands, Yemen
    19th-20th century

    internal diameter: 6.7cm, external length at widest point: 11.4cm, weight: 198g



    UK art market

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    This fine, sculptural anklet is of hollow silver that has been chased with floral and other motifs.

    The base has eighteen suspended silver ‘bells’ which jingled or rattled when the wearer moved.

    It opens with a screw mechanism.

    A similar example is illustrated in Seiwert (2009, p. 123).

    The anklet is in excellent condition.


    Seiwert, W.D., Jewellery from the Orient: Treasures from the Bir Collection, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2009.

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