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Small semi-circular pendant with a row of comb-like teeth along the straight bottom edge. Designs are created with a lightly etched(?) zigzag line on both sides of pendant. The front design includes two simple fish, mirrored on either side, heads next to the loop, and tails down at corners. The back has a simple design, and has two hallmarks, each contains Arabic letter 'ج'.

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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