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Antique Ottoman Silver and Coral Amulet Necklace

Antique Ottoman Silver and Coral Amulet Necklace

Regular price $160.00 USD
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This is a 19th-century necklace featuring a slip-on hirz, or amulet holder, from the Late Ottoman era. The cylinder-shaped holder usually holds Koranic verses or incantations to offer protection to the wearer. Intricate wound wire circles cover the surface, and three circular filigree pendants, each adorned with a small coral bead, hang from the holder. This type of jewelry is common in Syrian jewelry but also could be Anatolian jewelry. A scratch test has confirmed that both the hirz (amulet holder) and chain are made of silver. This vintage piece is still in good condition, though it does have a small dent at its center.

  • The chain measures 76 cm (30") in length.
  • The amulet holder itself measures 4.5 cm (1 3/4") in length
  • The diameter is 7 mm (just under 1/4")
  • The amulet holder is 1 cm wide (3/8")
  • The dangles are 2.5 cm (1") long
  • Weight is 22.5 g.
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