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personal ornament / pendant

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  • Description

    Woman's ornament made of sets of long silver chains with pendants attached to a hook that would have been attached to the head-dress or the belt. (One set of chains is shorter and is missing its pendant element). One pendant is a domed shape with seven round bells. It is decorated with applied bands of beaded wire and with patterns made with plain or beaded wire. The second pendant is in the shape of a crescent moon with its tips pointing downwards and terminating with round bells. It is decorated with an outline made of applied beaded wire, has a smaller moulded crescent pendant attached to its centre and is set with a piece of turquoise-blue faience.


  • Date

    • 1950s-1960s
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 52 centimetres
    • Diameter: 4.5 centimetres (of domed pendant)
    • Width: 5.5 centimetres (of crescent)
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Fair; part of one chain missing.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    This object is part of a collection of Saudi Arabian artefacts donated by Valerie and John Neild in 2014. These artefacts were collected by the Neilds in Saudi Arabia in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number


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Object reference number: RRM47438

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