Old Afghan Silver Tribal Pendant Amulet with Koranic Script - Kuchi Jewelry
Afghanistan, Kuchi tribes, 19th, early 20th century
Sterling Silver, forging, engraving,
Sise is 85/70 mm (3,3"/2,7")
Weight - 28g. (1 Oz)
Inscription: First line - "in the name of Allah the beneficent the Merciful", followed by some quotes from the Koran, spells, chanting the name of the Prophet and Imam Ali etc.
This is a women's ornament, worn on the chest, usually it was the Central medallion chain necklace with cylindrical amulets on the sides
1.Alfred Janata. Schmuck in Afganistan. / Janata A. - Graz: Akademische Druck – u. Verlagsanstalt, 1981. - s. 56-57.
2. Anne Leurquin. A World of Neckleaces. Africa, Asia, Oceania, America from Ghisels collection. / Anne Leurquin – Milano: Scira Editore S.p.A. 2003 – p. 188.
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