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Peter Hoesli posted photos
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Lynn Ardent posted photos
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Lynn Ardent commented on Lynn Ardent's photo
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Iraqi? Turquoise and Silver bead

"Thank you very much Betty!  This was a first time for me as well."
7 hours ago
Lynn Ardent commented on Lynn Ardent's photo
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Levant Pendant

"Thank you so much Sami and Thelma.  Sami, yes it is a beautiful old Russian coin.  I think the pendant is probably from Palestine or Syria.  Thelma, I have not delved deeply into the symbolism.  I assume the triangle shape is for…"
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Betty commented on Lynn Ardent's photo
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Iraqi? Turquoise and Silver bead

"This is a fabulous find, Lynn, and so well worn. Congrats!  First time a see a piece like this. Even more attractive than its brother in the museum..."
9 hours ago
Sami Yousef commented on Lynn Ardent's photo
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Levant Pendant

"Very nice Lynn, I can recognize one of the coins as old Russian. Which was evident in some jewlery in the levant specially in Palestine which attracted lots of pilgrims from Russia. Br, sami"
10 hours ago
Thelma commented on Lynn Ardent's photo
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Levant Pendant

"This is a lovely pendant, Lynn .. so well preserved. Have you explored the symbolism of the shape and of the colours of the glass stones?"
11 hours ago
Lynn Ardent commented on Lynn Ardent's photo
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Iraqi? Turquoise and Silver bead

"Thank you Sarah and Chantal!  The bead is about 30mmx30mm and the chain is 15" long."
15 hours ago
Cissé Beads commented on Cissé Beads's photo
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Tuareg and fulani

"Magic Square rings are from toucouleurs-Peul and they for protection or for good luck Sometimes they have different uses: wedding-pastor."
19 hours ago
Cissé Beads commented on Cissé Beads's photo
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Cisse beads

"Hi Gregory, Hi Gregory,These beads are from the Dogon Region and part of Hombori  they date approximately XI to XIV.Source from oral history of Dogon people."
19 hours ago
Chantal commented on SARAH CORBETT's photo
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"very interesting Sarah..Thanks. Will buy the book."
22 hours ago
Chantal commented on Lynn Ardent's photo
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Iraqi? Turquoise and Silver bead

"Superb. How big? What a find (and good research)."
22 hours ago
SARAH CORBETT posted photos
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Iraqi? Turquoise and Silver bead

This is a large turquoise and silver bead which features 8 cross-within-circle shapes and four inset turquoises. Originally looking at the motifs and turquoise I thought it might be from Tibet, but I found a reference (see in comments) that may…
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SARAH CORBETT commented on Lynn Ardent's photo
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Iraqi? Turquoise and Silver bead

"Beautiful, and yes, looks middle Eastern to me x "
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Lynn Ardent commented on Lynn Ardent's photo
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Detail of Palestinian Kirdan

"Dear Nada, thank you so much for your comment.  Yes, I think you are right that the floral motif looks very similar to the one used in iznaq.  By the way, the two you post below are gorgeous!!!  Do you have larger…"
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Iraqi? Turquoise and Silver bead

"This is the reference from quaibranly.fr, listed as an Iraqi amulet. "
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Iraqi? Turquoise and Silver bead

" More views of the bead "
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Ottoman? Cross

"A very beautiful and appealing cross!"
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Removing old silver polish

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Cleaning Ottoman Silver

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