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Woman's belt (elements). Armenian, from K.Maraş / Turkey. Late-Ottoman. Private Collection.

Woman's belt (elements).	Armenian, from K.Maraş / Turkey.	Late-Ottoman.    Private Collection.

One silver buckle (out of two) and a few filigree elements of a woman's belt. Armenian, from K.Maraş, second half of 19th century. (Bedros Dikiciyan collection, Berlin).

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Comment by Jean-Marie Criel on September 19, 2016 at 21:23

Thanks, Peter and Betty, for your kind comments. 


@ Betty: The church is possibly a (not very realistic) reference to the Etchmiadzin Cathedral, which is the mother sanctuary of the Armenian Apostolic Church.  This Cathedral has numerous towers and was an icon, even in times in which pictures of it were rare (which would explain non-realistic renderings).  With kind regards, JM.

Comment by Betty on September 19, 2016 at 16:09

I agree. I wonder if the church is a specific one?

Comment by Peter Hoesli on September 17, 2016 at 9:11
Dear Jean-Marie; A fantastic buckle. Thanks for posting. With kind regards. Peter

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