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Flat crescent-shaped pendant, with a triangular addition extending up from the middle of the curve. The front is decorated with a hammered(?) floral design, with the pedals at centre, and leaves extending down each side. A red circular glass stone is set in the centre of the triangle. Attached to the lower edge are ten double loops, with a flat diamond-shaped design over their centre, and a sphere at the ends. There are three loops through which a necklace would attach: one at each end of the crescent, and one at the top point of the triangle.

History Of Use

The Kabyle, originally from northern Algeria, are one of the groups in North Africa generally referred to as Berber. Jewelry such as pendants, rings, bracelets, anklets, earrings and brooches were used as a way to accumulate family wealth, and would have made up a large share of a woman's dowry.


This collection of North African (Berber) and Yemeni jewelry (3395/1-12) is said to have been purchased by the donor's parents in the 1990s, from bazaars in Tripoli, Libya.

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