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Necklace - Saudi Arabia

This is an extraordinary, very long necklace in good silver. The pendant is an openable box, where prayers or items with amuletic power would have been kept.

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Comment by Betty on March 21, 2017 at 11:51

Same here... I lobe the box. Ver special!

Comment by Leonor Arnó on March 5, 2017 at 6:42

Very nice piece! It is the first time I see a saudi necklace like this. Congrats! Leonor

Comment by Peter Hoesli on March 3, 2017 at 17:19
Dear Thelma; The chain is typical for this region. The necklace with the many bells has the same type of chain, just simpler. With kind regards. Peter
Comment by Peter Hoesli on March 3, 2017 at 17:04
Dear Thelma; Many thanks for your message. I agree with you, the chain is very special. It is of a good silver and quite fine with nice chiseled decorations on it. The entire piece is heavy. It looks very elegant. I know that this beauty belonged most probably to a Bedouin lady. However, to me this necklace could have even been worn by a lady from the city. With kind regards. Peter
Comment by Thelma on March 3, 2017 at 16:27

Another noisy one, Peter. Did you manage to have a quiet journey home? The chain interests me. Have you seen chains like this on other Saudi pieces?

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