"Interesting Alaa & Lynn! I should have looked more closely... but it reminded me of the Iranian pieces with lots and large stones (perfume bottle pendants and the like) which were quite fashionable for a while...but of course there was lots of…"
the bracelet quoted as Iranian actually bears egyptian hallmarks!
It belongs to the same family as that of Lynn's pieces.
Some kind of early revival? Quite theaterish, opera costume jewelry in some aspects, possibly as early as the…"
"I agree with Lynn, Peter, though I just came across a cuff that instantly reminded me of your diadem. It's supposed to be from Iran, but I am not sure if the necklace below is Egyptian...
If it's Iranian that would bring it into the…"
"Marie- Antiate can you please tell me if the prayer (amulet box) is a flat one or is it rounded? Because I have noticed that Islam prayer boxes are flat compaired to christian prayer boxes. Very curious,
"It seems to be either Urdu or Persian, both languagesused in religious matters in and around the iranian plateau, central asia and the indian subcontinent.
The script is what we call 'nastaliq" still used in Pakistan and Iran.