Silver enamel Berber cross, Anti-Atlas, Morocco
Big Berber silver pendant, from the Occidental Anti-Atlas in Morocco.
High-grade silver, enamel, leather and glass beads.
This type of crosses has protective meanings.
From 1st half to mid 20th century. One of the green glass beads is slightly dented.
The cross measures 8 cm high (3,14 in) and 7,5 cm wide (2,95 in).
The leather cord now measures 21 cm (8,26 in)
Weight: 92 gr.
“Jewellery from the Orient”, Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, ed. Arnoldsche
“Splendeurs du Maroc”, Musée Royal de l’Afrique Central, Tervuren, 1998