Pair of Old Yemeni 'Hirz' Amulet - Rare
A matching pair of old original cylindrical amulets, made in Yemen in the first half of the 20th century. Each cylinder is encased with very fine wire and has four sets of long chain dangles. These unusual pieces may have been worn as part of a Yemeni bride's adornment. Wear commensurate with age.
This piece is made of nickel silver. The amount of silver used by Yemenite silversmiths to make jewellery depended on the wealth of the person commissioning the piece. However, silversmiths still carried out work to the same standard regardless of the metal used, creating beautiful decorative items.
10.5 cm (top to bottom) including dangles
Cylinder 8.0 cm (w) x 1.5 cm (dia.)
41.3 g/42.4 g