Project Description

Old coral and silver pendant or head adornment, Yemen

A double triangle veil holder or amulet pendant, most probably from Yemen, but it could also be from Saudi Arabia. Inset with two dark red coral pieces, the big one 22 mm long.

High-grade silver (tested).

The quality of workmanship is very high with detailed filigree work all around the 2 triangles.

From the beginning of the 20th century.


Height: 17 cm (6,69 in)
Width: 11 cm (4,33 in)
Weight: 155 gr.

Ransom, Marjorie “Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba”
Topham, John “traditional crafts of Saudi Arabia”