Bracelet with Dangles

19th century

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

The bracelet is made of two equal halves, each with seven riveted semiglobules in three rows. Each globule in the upper two rows has a ring with two ballshaped dangles. The background of the bracelet displays large rosettes and other floral elements, and the semi-globules a multi-notches or curved lines décor. The lower rim of the bracelet has fourteen loops, each with a ring and a ball-shaped pendant.

On the inside of the bracelet is an engraved Hebrew inscription with the name of the silversmith: Hayim (?) xxx, mahasit. The term "mahasit" means "half".

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  • Title: Bracelet with Dangles
  • Creator: Hayim (Yemeni, active ca. 19th century)
  • Date Created: 19th century
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Silversmith: Hayim (Yemeni, active ca. 19th century)
  • Provenance: Mr. Derek Content and Mr. Benjamin Zucker [Zucker Family Trust] London and New York, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by gift.
  • Object Type: bracelets
  • Medium: cast silver with gilding
  • Inscriptions: [Engraved] In Hebrew: Hayim (?) xxx, mahasit
  • Exhibitions: Diadem and Dagger: Jewish Artisans of Yemen. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2012-2013.
  • Dimensions: Outer diam: 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm); Inner diam: 2 1/16 x W: 1 11/16 in. (5.2 x 4.3 cm)
  • Credit Line: Joint gift to the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Mr. Derek Content and Mr. Benjamin Zucker in honor of Mrs. Amanda Content and Mrs. Barbara Zucker, 2010
  • Classification: Gold, Silver & Jewelry
  • Accession Number: 57.2317

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