Antique Silver & Enamel Moroccan Berber 'Hirz' (Amulet) Pendant from Ida ou Semlal
An antique high-grade silver hirz (amulet) from Ida ou Semlal, Anti Atlas Mountains, Morocco. It features traditional green, ochre yellow, blue and red enamel and was most likely worn as part of a fibula (garment fastening). It has three suspended antique coins dated 1315 Hijri years, which corresponds to 1897 in the Gregorian calendar, and is finished nicely with two pieces of glass. It is in good condition for its age. Made from high quality silver (tested).
Silver, enamel, silver coins & glass beads
12.0 cm (h) x 9.0 cm (w) x 1.0 cm (d) inc. dangles
Grammet, I. and Meersman, M. (1998). Splendeurs du Maroc. Tervuren (Belgique): Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, pp. 85, 262-263.
Rabaté, M. (2015). Bijoux du Maroc. ACR, Paris-Là Défense. p. 183.