Antique Bedouin Filigree Crescent Islamic Earrings
Unique old silver filigree earrings in the shape of a crescent moon. Made of filigree and with a turquoise bead in the middle. The earrings are outlined by double silver roping. There are granules at the bottom at even intervals. The ear wire fits under a small hook on the other end.
The crescent shaped earring is an old design that carried through generations and different cultures. You can see them in Saharan and Berber earring design, as well as Iranian and Kurdish designs, in Indian ear and nose rings and in Bedouin nose rings in Sinai and the Negev, but these more contemporary designs have ancient echoes in Greek 3 rd century BC, Roman from the 3 rd Century AD, Byzantine in the 6-7 th century AD, Fatimid, Balkan and Moorish influenced European designs in the ensuing times as well as in central and Southern Asian designs.
The earrings do not test as silver but may have silver content. There was an old repair done to one of the earrings. The ear wires are thicker than Western standard.
- 3.8 x 3.3 cm ( 1 1/2 x 1 1/4").
- Weight is 9.9 g.