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Antique Silver & Enamel Berber 'Hirz' (Amulet) Pendant

£140.00

An antique high-grade silver hirz (amulet) with beautiful traditional ochre yellow, blue and green enamel, complete with a piece of raised red translucent glass. It is believed that the raised conical points give extra protection from harm to the wearer. This 1920s amulet has some wear commensurate with age. The quality of silver is high (tested).

Date:

Circa 1920

Material:

Silver, enamel & glass

Dimensions:

4.5 cm (h) x 6.5 cm (w) x 1.5 cm (d)

Weight:

47 g

Ref:

AMU-104

References:

Grammet, I. and Meersman, M. (1998). Splendeurs du Maroc. Tervuren (Belgique): Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, pp. 85, 262-263.

Borel, F. (1994). The Splendour of Ethnic Jewelry. London: Thames and Hudson, p 44.