Yafi silver necklace, Yemen
Silver necklace from Yafi district, North of Aden in the Southern part of Yemen. Acording to Marjorie Ransom, the jewellery worn there is made of low-grade silver or nickel, but has strong, distinct designs. The jewellery used in this region was probably made in Aden or al-Bayda.
This example here have tested positive for silver (700-800/1000). All beads are massive and heavy.
Length without strings: 19 cm (7,48 inches)
Width (widest point): 8 cm (3,15 inches)
Weight: 232 gr
“Silver treasures from the land of Sheba”, Ransom. Marjorie, The american university in Cairo Press, 2014
Price: 450,00 €