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Vintage ‘Porte du Paradis’ or Gateway to Paradise' Pendant

£145.00

A large moulded and chiselled pendant made by the Ait Haddidou tribe of the eastern High Atlas Mountains of Morocco in the 1960s, called porte du paradis, ‘gateway to paradise’. This very old example depicts a serpent and is adorned with a glass bead.

Date:

1960s

Material:

Low-grade silver & glass

Dimensions:

9.2 cm (h) x 6.8 cm (w)

Weight:

39.3 g

Ref:

KHA-547

References:

Rabaté, M. (2013). Les Fibules. Paris-La Défense: ACR éd. p. 127.

Draguet, M. and Merode, N., 2020. Berber Memories. Yale University Press, p. 59.